Ashley Young will miss the replay of the third round of the Manchester United Cup with Wolves, as the future of the full-back Old Trafford remains shrouded in uncertainty.
Young is ready to join Inter but is waiting for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permission to move to Italy this month rather than at the end of the season.
Solskjaer is reluctant to weaken his already injured team without making additions.
He is making an agreement for Bruno Fernandes, but was unable to offer any updates when he was questioned before Wednesday’s confrontation with Wolves.
He claimed on Saturday that Young was not fit enough to face Norwich, and said the 34-year-old “would not have been” involved at all “in United’s offer to advance to the fourth round of the Cup.
There is better news about Eric Bailly, who may be in the squad to face Liverpool on Sunday following a knee injury.
The game against the wolves will be Solskjaer’s fifth attempt to beat Nino Espírito Santo in his time in charge against United.
“We’ve played them so many times, so we’ll face a team that knows more or less everything about us,” he said. “We have them in a couple of weeks in the championship.
“We played a good first half last week. The second part was disappointing, but we want to make sure we pass by at home.
“This tournament is what we dream of winning when we are young. I loved my time in the finals and winning trophies, so we want to move on. “
Training scheduled for Manchester United: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Pereira, Rashford; Martial
Injury list: Scott McTominay (knee), Paul Pogba (ankle), Axel Tuanzebe (thigh), Marcos Rojo (muscle), Jesse Lingard (disease)