Manchester United suffered two worrying injury blows during Tuesday’s Champions League Round of 16 first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.
Jesse Lingard was replaced by Alexis Sanchez on the stroke of half-time after struggling to run off a suspected hamstring issue.
Anthony Martial then failed to come out for the second half having received treatment earlier in the game on an apparent groin problem.
United will face Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round next Monday, before hosting Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League on February 24.
The club now faces an anxious wait on the fitness of two players that have flourished since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
United’s temporary boss told Sky Sports: “You don’t know, muscular injuries – hamstring, groin, so we’ll have to have a couple of days to assess them.”
• Lingard and Martial injured
• Pogba sent off, will miss the second leg
• Man United lose for the first time under Solskjaer
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The pair will be assessed in the coming days as United look to respond to a disappointing performance in Europe on Tuesday night.
Whilst you wouldn’t wish injury on any club’s star players, the absence of both Martial and Lingard in the Liverpool game would alter Manchester United’s dynamic significantly.
They have proven to be key components to Solskjær’s counter-attacking approach thus far, injecting the kind of explosiveness that was rarely seen over the first half of the season, especially in their 3-1 defeat at Anfield in December.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, however, know they will come up against a completely different and rejuvenated outfit in two weeks, regardless of personnel.