Manchester United were handed a double blow ahead of their FA Cup final clash with Marcos Rojo and Morgan Schneiderlin ruled out of their clash against Bournemouth on 15 May with injury and illness, respectively. The clash against the Cherries was initially delayed and then called off after a suspicious package was discovered at the north-west quadrant of Old Trafford.
The rematch between the two sides – which will have no significance in the race for the top four after Manchester City's draw against Swansea City – has been postponed to 17 May after the bomb squad cleared the ground and carried out a controlled explosion. United will play in the Europa League next season and can help West Ham United qualify as well if they beat Crystal Palace in the final of the FA Cup on 21 May.
Marcos Rojo faces a race to be fit for the final at Wembley after suffering an injury during training, while Morgan Schneiderlin should recover from the illness that kept him from being present at Old Trafford for the clash against Bournemouth.
"It has been confirmed that Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo suffered an injury in training on Saturday, while Morgan Schneiderlin is currently enduring a bout of illness," read a statement on United's official site.
The French midfielder confirmed his absence via social media, while also thanking the police and security staff for their efforts in keeping all the people safe: "Wasn't at the stadium due of illness but feel so sad of what happened this afternoon. Happy that all the people are safe and feel sorry for all the fans. Thanks to the police and security staff who were able to handle the situation," Schneiderlin wrote on his official Instagram account.
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Luke Shaw continue to remain on the sidelines and will miss the game against the Eagles at Wembley, while Matteo Darmian faces a race to be fit for the final after failing to make the squad for the clash against Eddie Howe's team.