Manchester United's injury crisis has taken a turn for the worse after they suffered two more casualties during their 3-0 win over Shrewsbury Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Will Keane have joined the lengthy list of injured stars after being replaced during the clash at the New Meadow stadium.
The Red Devils are currently without 14 first-team stars going into a crucial part of the season, which sees them take on FC Midtjylland in the Europa League, Arsenal in the Premier League and West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in the coming weeks. Louis van Gaal has already blamed the intense fixture list for the number of injuries and they face the prospect of going into three matches in the next seven days with just one fit senior striker and two fit defenders.
Wayne Rooney is ruled out with a knee injury he picked up during their loss to Sunderland, while Keane has also confirmed that he suffered an injury on Monday night (22 February), which leaves Anthony Martial as the only recognised forward in the team. Memphis Depay can deputise but he is mainly used in the wide areas by the manager.
"Great win and performance by the team last night. Absolutely gutted I got injured. I'll be working hard to make sure I'm back out there as soon as possible!" Keane wrote on his official Instagram page following United's 3-0 win over Shrewsbury in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal could also be without Jesse Lingard after the manager admitted that he was also struggling towards the end of their game against Shrewsbury and his absence will be a big blow to the manager ahead of their clashes against Midtjylland and Arsenal on 26 and 28 February respectively.
"It is unbelievable because [in addition to Keane] I have taken Borthwick-Jackson off because he was injured and Jesse Lingard was struggling towards the end too," the Dutch manager said, as quoted on United's official site.