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Manchester United face injury crisis as trio, including Juan Mata, collect knocks in Watford win

Angry Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal could be without 10 first-team players for Manchester United's Champions League tie with PSV Eindhoven.

Manchester United's chances of securing a place in the knockout phase of the Champions League have received a major blow after three first-team players sent the Red Devils' injury list into double figures.

The Manchester Evening News reports that Phil Jones and Ander Herrera were both forced off during the victory over Watford, while the Mirror claims that Juan Mata also collected a knock at Vicarage Road. 

The trio join Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, James Wilson, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw on the sidelines, although the striker pair of Rooney and Martial, as well as Mata, could well feature during the upcoming fixture with PSV Eindhoven (via the Mirror).

Victory against the Eredivisie champions will book Louis van Gaal's men's place in the last 16 of the competition. 

Should there be a repeat of the result from the last time these two teams met - where the Dutch side came out victorious - United could go into their final group game knowing that only a win against Wolfsburg will be enough to progress, should the German outfit defeat CSKA Moscow in their penultimate tie. 

With many of their attacking players possible absentees, United's hopes of securing qualification may rest on former PSV talisman Memphis Depay, who ended his long wait for a goal with the opener against Watford. 

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