Victor Lindelof is in doubt about Manchester United’s clash with Burnley after being sent home from training.
The central defender is suffering from the disease and left Carrington only 15 minutes after being evaluated by the club’s medical staff.
It means Eric Bailly may be on the line for his first start of the season after recovering from a serious knee injury.
Phil Jones is another option, but Lindelof’s absence is a new blow for Ole Gunnaer Solskjaer who is already without defenders Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe.
Man Utd is also worn out in midfield and attacks after injuries to Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford.
Rashford will remain out for up to three months after suffering a double stress fracture in the back – but Solskjaer defended his handling of the English striker, despite admitting that the player had complained of the discomfort after winning against Burnley on December 28th. .
The Norwegian said: “He will stay out for a while. He will have the time he needs to recover. He has never had that injury before. He complained a little after Burnley. He heard it for the first time and we managed it in the best possible way.
“Then he had a few days off for treatment, he took off in games and suddenly this was a new injury. Before then he had suffered no injuries.
“He wants to return as quickly and safely as possible and we will give him that time. When he feels ready and medically authorized he will come back.”
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Man Utd predicted XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Williams; Matic, Fred; Greenwood, Pereira, James; Martia