Louis van Gaal gives injury update ahead of Manchester United v Arsenal

Angry Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal names the players who are going to miss Saturday’s Premier League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested that midfielder Daley Blind faces a long spell on the sidelines.

The Netherlands international picked up a knee injury during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia, and his loss will be a huge blow for the Red Devils.

However, both Angel di Maria and David de Gea have been passed fit to feature against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

There are still question marks on the fitness of Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick, with Van Gaal saying that he will wait until tomorrow to decide his match day squad.

“We have to wait for tomorrow's training session to decide if [some players] are back,” said the Dutchman.

“My philosophy is that you have to train at least one week with the squad, better two. But if you see our circumstances, we maybe have to bring players back to the squad.”

On Blind's injury, Van Gaal explained: "He is not ready, he has a brace on his knee. It’ll be 10 days' rest, then we'll have another scan and say more about his injury.

"It's not as bad as the doctors thought after the match, but it shall be a long story, I believe, but not six months or something like that."

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch