Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated he will not rush a number of his players out injured ahead of a busy Christmas schedule.
The Reds will travel to Sheffield United on Thursday night in a Premier League match, hoping to continue with their recent away form.
Solskjaer was able to recall Anthony Martial against Manchester City following a brief spell on the sidelines, with fellow striker Edinson Cavani also on the right path to recovery.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Solsjaer however had some bad news, with report that Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones have aggravated their injuries.
“Edinson has done well in his rehab, but we're still going to make a decision on whether we should risk him,” explained Ole at his press conference. “Because it is a risk, it's a little bit too early. I doubt he'll be available for me to pick him tomorrow.
“Marcos has just felt a niggle in his calf again. He's worked really hard to come back, he played a game with the Reserves and got a knock there. Worked really hard again, then felt something. He's hopefully back in January, Marcos. Phil [Jones] should be ready by January and Sergio [Romero] has been training hard as well.”
“Of course, we're going into a very, very tight schedule now with six games in less than 16 days,” he added in his interview with club media. “We know we can't take any risks if there are any niggles. There are a couple of little things that we're waiting for, to see how they react, before we pick the squad.”
United could move into the top five with a win against Sheffield, following slip-ups by Chelsea and Manchester City, who failed to win their Tuesday night matches.