Man United worried about injuries ahead of Manchester derby as Diogo Dalot hobbled away

Man United were worried about injuries ahead of this Saturday’s Manchester derby when Diogo Dalot limps away in their League Cup win over Charlton… but boss Erik ten Hag insists it’s “not serious”.

  • Manchester United are anxiously awaiting the extent of Diogo Dalot’s injury
  • The right-back limped off after half an hour of his side’s 3-0 win over Charlton
  • Erik ten Hag’s team reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday
  • United need to see if Dalot recovers in time for Saturday’s Manchester derby

Manchester United face a tense wait to see if Diogo Dalot recovers in time for Saturday’s Manchester derby.

The Red Devils beat League One side Charlton 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night to reach the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, but the right-back limped away after half an hour.

After the game, United manager Ten Hag insisted the injury was “not serious” but knows he will have to wait and see if Dalot can play bitter rivals Manchester City at the weekend.

Man United face a tense wait to see if Diogo Dalot will be fit for Saturday's derby clash

Man United face a tense wait to see if Diogo Dalot will be fit for Saturday’s derby clash

The right-back was substituted for half an hour on Tuesday night in his side's 3-0 win over Charlton

The right-back was substituted for half an hour on Tuesday night in his side’s 3-0 win over Charlton

He said: “Diogo Dalot left before half-time. We’ll have to wait, I don’t think it’s serious, but it was a precautionary measure to get him out and not take any risks if we have an important game on Saturday.

“We have to see how it develops in the coming hours and then we have to make a clear decision.”

The 23-year-old Dalot has generally been the go-to choice this season when fit, but has been called up to a much-changed team to face the Addicks as he tries to build his game fitness after a brief layoff with injury.

After the game, Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag (pictured) insisted the injury was

After the game, Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag (pictured) insisted the injury was “not serious”.

His second-in-command Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who replaced him on Tuesday, has performed well in Dalot’s last three games away, helping United keep three straight clean sheets.

But Dutch boss Ten Hag will likely want the Portuguese back in the starting XI if possible and he will have been delighted to see Dalot going down the tunnel without help after being substituted.

Including the City clash, United have three games in nine days ahead with a trip to Crystal Palace on January 18 followed by an away game against Premier League leaders Arsenal on January 22.

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Maureen Mackey

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