Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says midfielder Paul Pogba will “probably not” return from injury for Sunday’s trip to Newcastle.
Pogba, 26, was left at home for Thursday’s goalless draw at AZ Alkmaar after playing through injury against Rochdale and Arsenal.
United have also been without Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw since August’s home defeat to Crystal Palace due to injury.
Solskjaer says he is unlikely to bring any of United’s injured players back into the fold at St James’ Park on Sunday as he looks ahead to the looming visit of Liverpool after the international break.
Asked if he expects anyone to return to fitness by Sunday, Solskjaer said: “Probably not.
“There’s an international break as well. It might be a time for us to give them that 10-14 days extra to be ready for Liverpool.”
Jesse Lingard, who was omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad, hobbled off at the Cars Jeans Arena with a hamstring problem in stoppage time.
Solskjaer said after the game it was only a tweak and is hopeful “it’s not too bad”.