Manchester United will be without three senior players for their Carabao Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest this Wednesday.
Erik ten Hag has the chance to win his first piece of silverware as Red Devils boss in the competition, after his side saw off Charlton in the quarter-finals to go just one game away from a Wembley final.
But the Dutchman has revealed that he’ll be without three stars for the club’s first trip to the City Ground since they thrashed them 8-1 in February 1999.
Speaking ahead of his side’s semi-final clash – which you can listen to live on talkSPORT – Ten Hag said: “No, all the players who were not available for the Arsenal game, so [Diogo] Dalot, [Anthony] Martial, [Jadon] Sancho, are also not available for tomorrow.”
Right-back Dalot has missed the last three matches with a muscular injury and is set to be unavailable for this tie, too.
Meanwhile Anthony Martial was also absent for the draw with Crystal Palace and the defeat to Arsenal.
The Frenchman came off injured in their 2-1 derby win against Manchester City and is yet to make a return to the side, but Wednesday’s game will also be too soon for him.
His fellow forward Jadon Sancho has not played since the draw with Chelsea on October 22.
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But despite being back in training, he won’t be available for the clash either.
Man United will however be boosted by the return of defensive midfielder Casemiro, who was suspended for their 3-2 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates.
With Newcastle and Southampton facing off in the other semi-final – which you can also listen to live on talkSPORT – Man United are favourites to end their six-year trophy drought.
The Red Devils have lost four semi-finals and two finals since they last lifted silverware in the Europa League final in 2017.
“It’s the best feeling you can have winning a trophy,” the United boss, who won the Eredivisie with Ajax last season, said.
“I had the luck in my career to win some trophies and it’s magnificent, especially for the fans.
“It’s so great and I think the fans here have some experience, especially the older ones.
“But now it is a period Manchester United didn’t win trophies and it is too long ago.
“We are aware of that fact and we have to do everything to bring a trophy in.”