Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given some early news ahead of Sunday's Manchester derby away at Etihad.
The Red Devils were forced to settle for a goalless draw away at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night and will be keen on closing the gap between them and the league leaders.
Solskjaer made a number of changes for the match against Roy Hodgson's side, with Eric Bailly replacing Victor Lindelof at the heart of the United defence.
The Swede has been struggling with a back problem in recent months and is now a doubt for Sunday's match.
Speaking on Thursday, Solskjaer was optimistic he will have most of the absentees back.
“Victor struggled with his back, you know when he plays on a Sunday night, that was a demanding game, he did really well and I didn’t want to play him if I didn’t have to and Eric is more than capable and he’s played really and he’s played really well tonight as well,” he said.
“So [I'll make a] decision on Sunday, I’m not giving [it] you now. Hopefully, Victor’s back is OK, [now] that he’s had that rest that he needs.”
David de Gea too missed the match and was replaced by Dean Henderson while Lee Grant was on the bench.
He added: “I can’t really say about David, it’s, of course, a private matter. Dean is ready if he’s called upon.”
Anthony Martial was also missing from the starting lineup on Wednesday, with Solskjaer revealing he was carrying a knock.
Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Phil Jones are the club's long-term absentees and will definitely miss the match at Etihad.