Manchester United Handed Boost As Juventus Suffer Triple Injury Blow

Juventus have been hit with a triple injury blow ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Manchester United.

Douglas Costa, Blaise Matuidi and Mario Mandzukic could all miss the eagerly anticipated tie at the Allianz Stadium.

The Red Devils lost the reverse fixture at Old Trafford 1-0 two weeks ago and now find themselves five points behind the Old Lady in Group H.

Mourinho’s men will be desperate to at least pick up a point as they bid to finish second ahead of Valencia and Young Boys.

Juventus broke the news on their official website , revealing the outcome of a training session on Sunday.

Douglas Costa is a doubt for the clash against Manchester United (Image: Daniele Badolato – Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

Brazil star Costa and French midfielder Matuidi both received physiotherapy treatments. The former has a muscle problem in his left adductor while the latter has a bruised right hip.

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Mandzukic, who was absent from Saturday’s 3-1 win over Cagliari, is suffering from a recurring ankle problem and only partially trained.

Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Bernardeschi conducted their own personalised programmes.

Blaise Matuidi is a doubt for the Manchester United clash (Image: Getty Images)

Since the defeat to Juventus, United have gone on to record back-to-back victories over Everton and Bournemouth .

Chris Smalling, who started in both games, has urged his side to take heart from their second half performance against Bournemouth.

“Against Juventus we started a little in awe, we were off the pace and we weren’t really on the front foot,“ Smalling told “I think in the second half we showed that we could give them a game, that we could create chances.

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“I think we can take that second-half performance to Turin, we’ll be more on the front foot and you’ll see a better performance than you did in the first half.”


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