Man Utd could be without five stars vs Newcastle due to injury concerns

Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Sunday knowing a win will move them one step closer to securing Champions League football next season.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have to secure a victory without a number of his key men at his disposal.

Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek, who have all played a part in recent games, will all miss out.

And Phil Jones continues to recover from a knee problem which has hampered his career in recent seasons.

Speaking about injuries this week, Solskjaer said: "Paul's recovering. He's starting the treatment.

"It'll still be a few weeks, he won't be playing in February that's for sure.

"It's still a few weeks until we see Paul, definitely.

"Donny and Edinson are injured unfortunately, muscle injuries, so they won’t travel.

"Apart from that, we have a couple of doubtful ones, if they'll be fit enough – Anthony [Martial] and Scott [McTominay]."

And at the start of the month, Solskjaer also addressed Jones' long-running problem.

"He has been recovering from a knee injury, an op he had," he said.

"Hopefully, he'll get his fitness back sooner rather than later and be available."

Solskjaer may again look to give some youth prospects a chance this weekend.

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