Manchester United have lost two players from the upcoming US tour due to injury, with Jonny Evans joining up.

Two Manchester United defenders will not travel on the pre-season tour after picking up injuries.

The club announced duo Tyrell Malacia and Rhys Bennett will not play against Lyon tomorrow and will not travel to the USA for the four matches in the States.

Malacia was pictured back at Carrington on Saturday along with first choice left-back Luke Shaw.

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Malacia blow

This time last year Tyrell Malacia was the only Manchester United signing to travel on pre-season tour, after his switch from Feyenoord.

He has a solid first season, but enters this one very much seen as a deputy to Luke Shaw after the England star regained form.

The injury opens up a chance for youngster Alvaro Fernandez to impress. He started against Leeds last week, while Brandon Williams is also in the mix.

Rhys Bennett bad luck

Rhys Bennett’s injury is a cruel blow. He impressed against Leeds last week in the second half, in his comeback match.

It was Bennett’s first game since the winter tour of Spain, having spent six months on the sidelines.

His injury helps explains Manchester United’s move to sign Jonny Evans as short-term cover. Evans will travel on the club’s pre-season tour.

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