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Man U facing injury trouble ahead of Arsenal match

The Red Devils will be without at least three starters

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Jose Mourinho, looking more cheery than usual
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I have between my fingers the world’s tiniest violin, and I’m going to play a sad song for Jose Mourinho. Manchester United could be without a number of key players ahead of this weekend’s match with Arsenal, The Telegraph reports.

Central defenders Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling-the latter of whom was thrown under the bus in hilariously typical Mourinho fashion-will both miss the match due to injury, and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic must dare to sit on the bench due to suspension.

In addition to this, Mourinho is said to have doubts about the fitness of future MLS signing Wayne Rooney, midfielder Marouane Fellaini, and fullbacks Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw as well.

Of course, Arsenal has been hit with a fair share of injuries as well, as the Guners will likely have to travel to Manchester United without first choice starters Héctor Bellerín, Santi Cazorla, and possibly Alexis Sánchez as well.