Jesse Lingard's unique skills make him a bigger loss for Manchester United than Anthony Martial, according to former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicolas.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team is preparing for important matches against Chelsea and Liverpool next week without the help of the attacking couple.
Lingard and Martial were both forced to leave the team due to injury during the defeat in Paris Saint-Germain during the week and are now destined to lose between two and three weeks of football.
Martial scored two goals when United visited Stamford Bridge for the last time, but Nicolas believes Lingard is the player who will be missing on Monday night.
"I think Lingard will be missing slightly more than Martial because I think they have more coverage in the offensive part of things, but the thing that they will miss are the options because the options are vital," said Nicolas The debate.
"What can you do to get off the bench? Because at the moment Sanchez is still not right at Manchester United and, for this reason, you need faster support, Ole would have been bold enough to go back to the old Manchester United style when he played, with two in the attack and someone behind, I'm curious to see how it fits this.
"I think Martial is very individual, very good pace, great strength, fabulous attributes … I think he could still play the number nine role if you worked on him a little more, so they have an option in this .
"I only have the feeling that when you have the midfield they have, Matic is now the most profound holder, Pogba is better when he is taller and Lingard is working on him because Lingard makes room for the others and leaves people on the ball and he descended to others.
"When Pogba is at his best and can find a ride, it's usually Rashford and Lingard, who are usually his two targets because they are quick to see things and can see the space behind them. to adapt.
"When you've got Sanchez right now, the warrior he was, he wants to wave to the left and then come in to play a ride, but he gives it away very cheaply, so they'll miss these two, absolutely without a doubt about it."