Manchester United players at the World Cup: Injuries, goals & updates

Christian Eriksen of Denmark (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
Christian Eriksen of Denmark (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images) /

All you need to know about Manchester United players at the World Cup, updated daily.

Manchester United have 14 players representing their countries at this year’s FIFA World Cup 2022. But just how well are the Red Devils doing in Qatar? This post will provide daily updates on the 14 players.

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Sat 3 Nov – Martinez plays 40 minutes as Argentina goes through to quarter finals

Lisandro Martinez was brought on off the bench and he did enough to see the game out and Argentina will now face the Netherlands in the quarter final.

Sat 3 Nov – Malacia unused as the Netherlands goes through to quarter finals

Malacia was unused again for the Netherlands as they beat the USA 3-1.

As far as United fans are concerned, it’ll be Malacia vs Martinez in the quarter finals now.


Fri 2 Nov – Dalot gets assist, Fernandes rested as Portugal goes through

Dalot got a start and he started the match well, assisting Portugal’s only goal. Fernandes was rested. They lost on the day but the two Manchester United stars will go through to the knockout stages now.

Fri 2 Nov – Pellistri starts as Uruguay get knocked out

It was a tournament to forget for Uruguay. Although, it was nice to see Pellistri get a start in their last match of the competition. They won the match on the day but the scoreline of 2-0 was not enough to push through, Pellistri will be coming back to Manchester.

Fri 2 Nov – Antony and Fred start, while Casemiro benched as Brazil goes through

Brazil are through to the knockout stages of the competition having already secured their place in the second match. Antony and Fred got the start, with Antony lasting 79 minutes and Fred lasting 54. Casemiro was rested in this match.

Wed 30 Nov – Raphael Varane subbed off as he captains France

Varane did not have the best of games for France and was rightly subbed off for Arsenal’s William Saliba. Still, France progress.

Wed 30 Nov – Christian Eriksen is coming back to Manchester

I won’t beat around the bush – Denmark were awful in this competition. Of all the times, they underperformed the most.

The good news for Manchester United fans though, is that Eriksen will return to training in preparation for the second half of the season.

Wed 30 Nov – Martinez unused for Argentina

Lisandro Martinez was an unused substitute for Argentina.

Tue 29 Nov – A Manchester United trio for England as Rashford becomes top goalscorer

Marcus Rashford scored two very impressive goals as England beat Wales to go through to the knockout stages – including a free kick. Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire also played excellently for England.

Tue 29 Nov – Malacia unused for the Netherlands

Malacia was an unused substitute for the Netherlands.

Mon 28 Nov – Fernandes scores twice for Portugal as Pellistri comes off the bench for Uruguay

Bruno Fernandes scored twice, but one of the goals remains in contention as a certain Ronaldo is trying to claim the goal touched his hair. Yes, you heard that right – Ronaldo is literally trying to take a goal away from his own teammate because it touched his hair. The less I say about it, the better.

It was a nice moment for Pellistri too, as he came off the bench and got half an hour. Meanwhile, Dalot was unused for Portugal.

Mon 28 Nov – Casemiro scores, Fred starts and Antony off the bench for Brazil

Monday saw Casemiro and Fred start in the midfield for Brazil, as they secured their knockout stage place by beating Switzerland. Casemiro scored the winning goal, while Fred played 58 minutes and Antony came off the bench in the 73rd minute.

Sat 26 Nov – Varane and Eriksen face off for France vs Denmark

Raphael Varane played 75 minutes while Christian Eriksen played the full match. France came out on top in this one. Varane has qualified for the group stage with France, Denmark need to beat Australia in their final group stage match for Eriksen to qualify.

Sat 26 Nov – Lisandro Martinez plays full match for Argentina

Argentina could have found themselves heading out of the World Cup in what would have been a shock exit, but they pulled off a 2-0 win courtesy of Lionel Messi magic. Lisandro Martinez played phenomenal at the back and his importance granted his country a clean sheet.

Fri 25 Nov – Maguire and Shaw play full match, Rashford comes off the bench for England

It was a good defensive display from Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire but, disappointingly, Marcus Rashford was not given enough time off the bench to make an attacking difference. The game finished England 0-0 USA. Yawn.

Fri 25 Nov – Malacia unused for second game in a row for Netherlands

Tyrell Malacia had to watch the match from the bench yet again as Netherlands drew 1-1 with Ecuador.

Thu 24 Nov – Bruno Fernandes provides two assists while Dalit unused for Portugal

Bruno Fernandes played the entire 90 minutes for Portugal and put in a man of the match performance, providing two assists. Diogo Dalot was on the bench against Ghana and did not feature.

Thu 24 Nov – Casemiro plays 90 minutes, Fred and Anthony feature for Brazil

Casemiro played the full match for Brazil against Serbia and played well, having some positive shots and matching the tenacity of his opposition. Fred and Anthony came off the bench but did not have sufficient time to stamp their authority.

Thu 24 Nov – Pellistri starts for Uruguay

Facundo Pellistri started in attack during a goalless draw between Uruguay and South Korea. It was an average performance, but an invaluable 88 minutes of World Cup football for the upcoming 20-year-old

Tue 22 Nov – Raphael Varane an unused substitute for France

Raphael Varane was on the bench and did not come on for France as they beat Australia 4-1.

Tue 22 Nov – Christian Eriksen plays 90 minutes as Denmark draw

Denmark did not get off to a great start in this competition as Tunisia held them to a draw. Christian Eriksen played the entire match and looked great with the ball at his feet but he could not unlock the brick wall defence.

Tue 22 Nov – Lisandro Martinez plays second half in Argentina upset

Martinez did not start for Argentina but he was used from the bench in the second half. Argentina got their first upset of the competition as underdogs Saudi Arabia came back to beat them 2-1.

Mon 21 Nov – Tyrell Malacia unused for Netherlands vs Senegal

Malacia was on the bench for the entire 90 minutes as his country Netherlands got off to an impressive start, beating Senegal 2-0.

Mon 21 Nov – Rashford scores as Shaw and Maguire contribute assists

It was a hat-trick of Manchester United performances as England thrased Iran 6-2. Marcus Rashford scored with his first spell of possession in the second-half. Harry Maguire almost scored a couple of times in the first-half before picking up an assist in the corner box. Luke Shaw also picked up an assist and played the full ninety.

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