Manchester United are dealing with a bit of injury woes at the moment, and, especially with an important stretch of games on the horizon, they will need players to step up to their responsibility.
The soccer gods are often cruel to teams and, usually, strike at the most inopportune times. It should be expected to encounter injuries during a long season, especially in a league like the Premier League that can be very physical and demanding.
The Red Devils are no exception. Now, with an all-important derby clash with Manchester City coming up, they are tasked with patching up a few holes left in the squad due to injury.
Let's not beat around the bush, though. With three points separating them for the top spot, this derby has a lot riding on it. In that same regard, it's hard to single out a few players and place all the responsibility on them. You win together and you lose together.
Still, United is expecting certain players who have to fill in for injured squad members to be able to handle it. These are the players I feel must step up in the absence of their teammates.