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Injury-hit Man United tackle Wolfsburg


Manchester UnitedMANCHESTER United have been forced to bring a threadbare squad to Germany for their decisive Champions League match against Wolfsburg.

United face the Germans on today knowing only a win will guarantee their progression to the last 16.

But an injury crisis at Old Trafford means Louis van Gaal has had to call-up a number of youngsters for Tuesday’s make or break match at the Volkswagen Arena.

Seven senior players are out through injury with the most notable absentee being Wayne Rooney, who suffered an ankle problem in the 1-1 draw at Leicester just over two weeks ago.

The United skipper is also understood to have bruises and cuts on his chest after being caught by Foxes defender Robert Huth at the King Power Stadium.

Marcos Rojo dislocated his shoulder in training last week and misses the Wolfsburg game while Luke Shaw (leg) and Antonio Valencia (foot) are sidelined by their respective long-term injuries.

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