The Long Wait: Amad’s Quest for a Manchester United Breakthrough

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As Manchester United prepares to face Everton, concerns over injuries to key players add an extra layer of challenge for the team. With 10 players already nursing injuries, the medical staff at Carrington might be running out of treatment tables. However, if no new injuries emerge, Erik ten Hag is likely to stick with the same lineup that started the previous match against Manchester City.

The absence of Jonny Evans from training on Wednesday raises questions about his availability, potentially leaving United with an auxiliary left-back. Despite Marcus Rashford’s return to the left flank, the team faces the challenge of maintaining creativity against Everton’s solid defense. In their previous encounter, United’s dominance was underscored by Bruno Fernandes playing from a deeper role, with Marcel Sabitzer pushed higher up.

Scott McTominay’s role in the team is another point of discussion. Having displayed goal-scoring prowess, McTominay’s limitations are evident. Ten Hag may opt to deploy him as a potential super-sub against Everton, considering the team’s expected ball possession and the need for careful ball management.

Amad and Antony at Manchester United

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As Manchester United prepares to face Everton, concerns over injuries to key players add an extra layer of challenge for the team.

With the prospect of starting players who have not featured for United in an extended period seeming unlikely, the likes of Amad and Antony may not find a place in the starting lineup. Amad, in particular, has faced setbacks due to injuries, hindering his potential breakthrough despite positive performances during loan spells.

Amad, the first player in English football to secure a governing body endorsement post-Brexit, has faced challenges in gaining consistent game time. Despite glimpses of his talent, injuries and loan experiences have disrupted his progress. As the third anniversary of his only goal for United approaches, questions linger about his future and whether he can secure a more significant role in the team.

While United faces uncertainties with several senior players, including Amad and Antony, the need for reinforcements remains apparent. Whether these young wingers stay or leave in the upcoming summer, United may need to explore options for upgrading the squad. The match against Everton serves as another crucial test for Manchester United, both in terms of overcoming injuries and tactical considerations.

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