Manchester United winger Di Maria to miss Liverpool clash
Angel di Maria will miss Manchester United's crunch match against Liverpool on Sunday.
United's record signing has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and will not be in the match day squad this weekend, manager Louis van Gaal confirmed at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
The good news for Van Gaal is that defenders Rafael and Phil Jones are both back from their long-term groin and shin injuries.
Having seen his first campaign interrupted by injuries, it is something of a relief for the Dutchman to see Jones and Rafael return. The duo have both been out for almost two months.
"Now, I have only four players injured, so that's better than ever I believe," the United manager said.
"Only (Luke) Shaw, (Chris) Smalling, Di Maria and (Daley) Blind (are out)."