Anthony Martial missed Manchester United’s victory over Norwich after picking up a hamstring injury in the warm-up.
The severity of the injury has yet to be revealed, and United hope to know more today, but boss Louis van Gaal was not going to take any risks on the youngster at Carrow Road.
United take on West Ham United at Upton Park on Tuesday night and Van Gaal will wait to discover the full prognosis before making a decision on team selection.
“Anthony felt something and I’m a manager who is not taking risks,” Van Gaal revealed. “Especially not in his situation and I said this to Anthony because he has played most of all the matches, like Daley Blind and Chris Smalling.
“He is 20 years old. I have to take care of him so he didn’t play and Wayne had to play the striker’s position. He gave an assist to Juan Mata and it has been solved very well.
“When a player says he feels something, he shall not play. I think you have to be fit, especially in this weather as that is a big difference. We have to see on Sunday if the muscle is tight.”