Agonizing Injuries for United Sum up a Disappointing Night for Ole Gunnar

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Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard suffered injuries in Manchester United’s 2-0 Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford summing up a disappointing night for the team.

The two players suffered muscular problems and were forced off before the second-half began with the United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stating that they will have to wait a few days to determine the extent of their injuries.

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Lingard was taken off to receive treatment before running back onto the field of play to see out the rest of the half, only to last a few minutes.

Martial’s place was taken by Juan Mata while Alexis Sanchez replaced Lingard during first-half stoppage time. The two substitute failed to perform and PSG scored twice within the first 15 minutes of the second-half.

While speaking to BT Sport, Solskjaer did not give the extent of the injuries.

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“Jesse and Anthony give us something, let’s hope they’re not too serious,” Solskjaer said. “They’re muscle injuries, so we’ll just have to wait a couple of days.

“They [PSG] had the momentum after the first goal and controlled the game. You could see that we hadn’t played at this level for a while and we will have to learn. It was an experience that can go either way, it’s not going to be a season defining one, it’s one we have to learn from.”

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The two injuries will be a big blow to Solskjaer with a crucial run of games coming up in the next few weeks starting with an away game at Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday and then host Liverpool in the Premier League on February 24.

United will then face Crystal Palace and Southampton before the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain on March 6 in which they will seek to overturn the 2-0 deficit in Paris.

The Red Devils will also travel to Paris without Paul Pogba who was sent off after two yellow cards.

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