Manchester United manager Erik ten Hague has suggested that there has only been one occasion this season when he has had a fully available squad to choose from, claiming he has no such option at Arsenal. No problem.
Ten Hague has lost Christian Eriksen and Alejandro Garnacho for most of the rest of the season due to impact injuries resulting from tackles. Illness has been a battle all winter, with Casemiro just about to begin a four-game domestic suspension.
“When you look all season, we’ve had some setbacks, every time we’ve dealt with it. It’s about the players that are available and every time there’s a team on the pitch that deals with it, ” They said.
“There’s only been one game where we’ve had a full squad available and I’ve been able to tactically pick my full team – that was against Manchester City at home this season. It’s happened every other time. that a player is unavailable due to suspension, injury, or illness;
The Dutchman then took aim at Arsenal, who are top of the Premier League and on course for their first title in 19 years.
“We have to deal with it well but Arsenal, they always have a full squad available,” he said.
This statement is not entirely true. Even if the Gunners have fared relatively well this season in terms of fitness and player availability, they have received just £45 million in summer signing Gabriel Jesus back from a long layoff. , while Emile Smith Rowe has recalled a few months after groin surgery.
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