“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
Original source: United hit by defensive injuries