Manchester United could be without up to six first-team players when they travel to take on Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.
This is after Daniel James picked a knock on Thursday night against Real Sociedad, adding to the growing injury list.
James was substituted just before the hour-mark after he “felt a tweak” and he joins Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, and Scott McTominay on the treatment table.
In addition, forward Edinson Cavani is also a major doubt, having sat out the last couple for games.
“Of course, that’s why he played there,” explained the boss to MUTV and BT Sport, when asked about Axel's role in the centre of the park.
“It’s one of those positions now we suddenly have Scott, Donny, and Paul out. We’ve been really well off before and now we might have to look at options because I’m not sure if any will be available.
”Scott, Donny, and Edinson we hope that they can be available for the weekend, but I’m not sure. Paul is still out for a few weeks, unfortunately.”
The Norwegian further gave an update on James' injury, adding; “He felt a tweak.
”With the intensity, he works at he felt something, so we hope it’s not really serious; we’ll have to check on him. It gave Amad a chance to have half an hour-ish.“
United travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Thomas Tuchel's improving Blues, who are currently fifth on 45 points.