Erik ten Hag gives team news update before Man Utd v Leeds

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Casemiro’s fellow Brazilian, Antony, is also out of action, presumably after being hurt in the challenge by Jeffrey Schlupp that sparked the confrontation leading to the sending off. The winger was withdrawn soon afterwards and looked in some discomfort.

Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are also still unavailable.

“They [Martial and McTominay] are not involved tomorrow,” said Ten Hag at his press conference. “And the same with Antony dos Santos. He is also not available for tomorrow so we have to sort that out.”

Donny van de Beek (knee) and Christian Eriksen (ankle) are long-term absentees due to injury but Diogo Dalot returned as an unused substitute last time out.

Ten Hag said he would not make any excuses over the players missing for the encounter, his first meeting with Leeds since taking over at United.

“I’m the manager,” he stated. “I always have to play with the players who are available. We have a squad, we have many good players available in that squad, who are not always in the starting XI. So, others [will] get the chance and I have to do it.

“After the game, I can’t say Casemiro is not there, Anthony Martial is not there. No, we have to win. This squad, all players in [it], are Man United capable, so they have to perform tomorrow and we have to win the games, no matter who is coming on the pitch.”

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