Louis van Gaal admits he is extremely worried about the number of injuries his Manchester United players are suffering.
Van Gaal will be without nine senior players for today’s match against QPR due to injury.
The treatment room was even busier before the international break, when Luke Shaw and Rafael were also out.
Van Gaal’s predecessor David Moyes had to do without key players at times last year and the Dutchman is worried about the trend.
“This is a big concern, you are right, I think,” the United manager said when it was put to him that United had suffered a lot of injuries in recent years.
Ashley Young was the latest first-team player to join the injury list this week when he suffered a groin problem.
Chris Smalling, James Wilson, Sam Johnstone, Reece James, Jesse Lingard, Michael Carrick, Young and Marouane Fellaini are unavailable for the visit of QPR.
Phil Jones is also set for a month-long layoff due to a hamstring injury he suffered during England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland on Monday.