Casemiro, Kobbie Mainoo, Luke Shaw, Sergio Reguilon – Manchester United injury news and return dates

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro in action for Brazil
Casemiro will miss Manchester United’s game with Sheffield United this weekend (Image: Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Manchester United return to action this weekend when they take on Sheffield United in the premier League

Erik ten hags side won their final fixture before the international break in dramatic style, coming from a goal down to beat Brentford with a Scott McTominay injury-time double. The Reds will be hoping to follow that up with three points at the rock-bottom Blades who have taken just one point from 24 on their return to the top flight.

Many players have missed games for United so far this season due to injuries, which has plagued the team for much of the season. While players are starting to return to training, there is some hope as the Reds suffered a setback in midweek when Casemiro sustained an injury while playing for Brazil internationally. Here are the most recent Old Trafford injury updates.

The midfielder has remained in Brazil, on the club’s advice to recover from a minor injury. He will miss the game with the Blades and is banned for the game for the Champions League game with FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Wan_Bissaka has missed each of United’s last six matches with a hamstring injury, last appearing as a late substitute in the 3-1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last month. He was omitted from the starting line-up that day because of illness and got injured during his cameo role.

Possible return date: October/November.

Raphael Varane

The Frenchman was absent for the third time in the last five Premier League matches against Brentford, missing out because of a ‘minor issue.’ But he has returned to training and is in line to feature against the Blades.

Possible return date: October 21 vs Sheffield United.

Lisandro Martinez

Unlike his centre-back partner, Martinez is a long-term absentee. The Argentine has suffered a recurrence of the foot injury that sidelined him earlier this year and it is possible that, in the worst-case scenario, he will not play again this calendar year.

If his recovery goes according to plan, though, he could be back before the end of 2023 and feature in the busy Christmas period.

Possible return date: December 2023/January 2024.

Victor Lindelof

Lindelof was forced off in the second half against Brentford but featured in Sweden’s clash with Belgium earlier this week, playing the first half ahead of the game being abandoned at the interval because of a major incident. He returned to training on Thursday and Ten Hag confirmed the defender is available for selection this weekend

Possible return date: October 21 vs Sheffield United.

Luke Shaw

The England international, who played a key role in United’s success last season, has been sidelined since late August with a muscle injury. The Reds, at the time, confirmed that he was set to miss “a number of weeks”. Ten Hag may provide an update on his recovery when he speaks to the media later this week.

Possible return date: October/November.

Tyrell Malacia

Fellow left-back malacia has not kicked a ball for United since May 28, missing the start of this season and the whole of pre-season. The Malacia sustained the knee injury last season and the club initially looked to manage it with pain injections, but surgery was eventually required. It’s understood the player was on crutches after the injury and he spent some time in the Netherlands to recover. He’s now back in Manchester and sources have indicated he’s expected to return before the New Year.

Possible return date: December 2023 / January 2024.

Sergio Reguilon

The on-loan Tottenham Hotspur defender has missed each of United’s last four matches due to a mixture of illness and injury. He missed the win over Brentford with a muscle problem but has returned to training and is in contention to feature this weekend.

Possible return date: October 21 vs Sheffield United.

Kobbie Mainoo

The eagerly anticipated return of academy star Mainoo might not be too far away. After suffering an ankle injury in pre-season, he has been building up his fitness at Carrington in recent weeks, so much so that he was spotted participating in team training ahead of the champions league defeat to Galatasaray earlier this month

Though Ten Hag could issue a concrete update on him later this week, it is possible, after a couple more weeks’ worth of training, that he could make the squad this weekend.

possible return date: October 21 vs Sheffield United.


The Ivorian international has been sidelined since July with a knee injury. He has been working hard on his recovery, recently sharing positive updates on social media, hinting that a return might not be too far away.



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