United hit by defensive injuries

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“It is the worst scenario,” Van Gaal told a news conference.

“Marcos and Phil can both play left central defender and Jonny Evans is also suspended so I do not have many choices.

“Daley Blind and Michael Carrick could play as a holding midfield player and I do not have another option. It is a puzzle.”

Third-placed United arrive at Stamford Bridge on a run of six successive league victories and buoyed by their 4-2 derby demolition of champions Manchester City last weekend.

Chelsea boast a seven-point lead over second-placed Arsenal with seven games remaining this season. – Reuters

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