Manchester – Manchester United coach, Louis van Gaal, explaining that Angel Di Maria and Chris Smalling will be absent when his side face Liverpool on Sunday night (14/12) pm.
Di Maria is still undergoing hamstring injury recovery process obtained when Manchester United beat Hull City 3-0 last month.
“I’m not a doctor so I can not answer. But, I knew he was not ready to play against Liverpool,” Van Gaal said in a statement on the club’s official website.
Chris Smalling also be absent due to minor injuries after United’s 2-1 win over Southampton last week. However, the 25-year-old central defender is expected to appear in the next game.
“The injury is not too severe, he very wisely stopped playing. I expect he will rest for two weeks,” said the 62-year coach.
Besides risking prestige, against Liverpool could be the most appropriate moment for the Red Devils to continue their positive trend.
So far, the Red Devils had packed five-game winning streak and bring them were in the top three with a value of 28 or was only eight points from the top standings, Chelsea. [Yob]