A winner from Anthony Gordon sentenced United to defeat in their Premier League match against Newcastle on Saturday night. Erik ten Hag and his players will have no time to rest, though, as they get ready to take on Chelsea at Old Trafford on Wednesday night (8.15pm).
On and off the pitch, there are busy times ahead with INEOS founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe expected to complete his 25 per cent minority takeover imminently. Here are your latest evening headlines from Old Trafford – looking ahead to the midweek game with Chelsea – on December 3;
Ten Hag says Tyrell Malacia will be available “at short notice” following a setback with his troublesome knee injury. Malacia – the first signing Ten Hag made – has yet to feature for United this season.
Malacia played 22 games for United in the Premier League over his debut campaign. The club have been hit harder than most when it comes to injuries this term and particularly so in the left-back position.
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United have been pitted against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup after the third round draw was made.
After winning the Carabao Cup last term, United returned to Wembley and also made it to the FA Cup showpiece. However, they came unstuck beneath the famous arch against neighbours Manchester City.