Chadli, Mangala and Boyata still at rest with their club
Posted On March 21, 2021
Nacer Chadli hasn’t played since January 10. Dedryck Boyata since December 20. While Orel Mangala is still considered injured by Stuttgart. However, all four are theoretically expected to join the Red Devils on Monday.
Roberto Martinez would have liked to see them take minutes this weekend. It was not the case. None of them was also present on the scoresheet of his team, unlike Dennis Praet.
Absent since January 9, the Leicester City midfielder played twenty encouraging minutes in the FA Cup success against Manchester United (3-1). For the other three players, the situation necessarily seems surprising, even annoying in the eyes of their clubs. Especially for Boyata’s Hertha Berlin.
“Due to his recent injury, the defender will remain in Berlin”, said the club on Friday. Given the German health restrictions, he would not have made the trip to the Czech Republic on Saturday anyway. This is also the case for Thorgan Hazard, Meunier, Casteels and Mangala.
This is in addition to the delicate situation of Romelu Lukaku who is part of the selection, but who is retained in Milan because of cases of Covid-19.