Manchester United will be without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for Monday’s FA Cup clash at Chelsea with both sidelined for up to three weeks after picking up injuries during Tuesday’s Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain.
The in-form duo will also miss Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford in the Premier League on February 24 and face a race against time to make the second leg of the last 16 tie against PSG in the French capital on March 6.
“I think they’ll be out for two-to three weeks,” United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.
Martial sustained a groin problem in the early stages of Solskjaer’s fi rst defeat in charge, but was able to carry on until half-time before being substituted. England international Lingard pulled up with a hamstring injury towards the end of the first half.
United sorely missed both players after the break as PSG struck twice in quick succession through Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe to leave Solskjaer’s side with a mountain to climb if they are to reach the last eight of the Champions League.
Watford into last eight
Etienne Capoue’s goal in firsthalf stoppage time was enough to give Watford a 1-0 win away to Queens Park Rangers on Friday that saw the Hornets into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. Both sides had opportunities in an even opening period that belied the fact that Watford are eighth in the Premier League and QPR 18th in the second-tier Championship following a run of five straight league defeats.
“I enjoyed the goal,” Capoue told BT Sport.
“It was teamwork. We worked all the way through the game. We are so proud. Everyone is on the same page.”