Donald Love joins Manchester United's injury list
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 01/03/16 3:58pm
Donald Love has joined Manchester United's lengthy list of injured players after limping out of Monday's U21 match.
The defender, 21, who made his debut in the 2-1 defeat to Midtjylland in the Europa League, suffered a suspected hamstring injury during the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.
On the plus side for boss Louis van Gaal, Adnan Januzaj came safely through an hour of action as he steps up his fitness.
United have 17 players unavailable ahead of Wednesday night's Premier League match with Watford.
Van Gaal is currently without Love, Matteo Darmian (shoulder), Phil Jones (ankle), Ashley Young (groin), Antonio Valencia (foot), Luke Shaw (broken leg), Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (knock), Wayne Rooney (knee), Sam Johnstone (unspecified), Chris Smalling (shoulder), Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified), Marcos Rojo (knock), Sean Goss (back), Marouane Fellaini (hamstring), Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee), Will Keane (groin) and Anthony Martial (hamstring).
United have more injuries at present than any other Premier League side, and sit three points off the top four with 11 games remaining.
Van Gaal handed Premier League debuts to Marcus Rashford, James Weir and Timothy Fosu-Mensah in Sunday's 3-2 win over Arsenal, taking the total number of players he's used in the top flight this term to 33.
That's three more than any other Premier League club. Newcastle have the second-highest total of 30, followed by Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Norwich, Sunderland and West Ham (all 28).
Manchester United's injury list
|Donald Love||Hamstring||February 29|
|Marcos Rojo||Knock||February 28|
|Anthony Martial||Hamstring||February 22|
|Chris Smalling||Shoulder||February 22|
|Will Keane||Groin||February 22|
|Cameron Borthwick-Jackson||Knock||February 22|
|Wayne Rooney||Knee||February 13|
|Matteo Darmian||Dislocated shoulder||February 13|
|Marouane Fellaini||Muscle injury||February 7|
|Ashley Young||Groin||January 17|
|Bastian Schweinsteiger||Knee||January 9|
|Phil Jones||Ankle||January 2|
|Sean Goss||Back||December 14|
|Sam Johnstone||Unspecified||December 14|
|Axel Tuanzebe||Unspecified||December 14|
|Antonio Valencia||Foot||October 25|
|Luke Shaw||Broken leg||September 15|