A fitness issue may mean Jose Mourinho leaves Wayne Rooney out against Zorya after saying his skipper “can’t afford” to perform badly.
The Red Devils boss dropped Rooney from his starting XI for United’s 4-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday after the player’s off-key start to the season.
The 30-year-old was expected to return to the side for the Europa League clash with Ukrainian outfit Zorya Luhansk, but may miss out with a fitness concern.
“I was completely convinced of playing him tomorrow,” Mourinho said.
“I’m not sure if I do that because with the situation that you create to him I think he really can’t afford to have a performance that is not really good and I am here to protect him and have to analyse the best thing for him.
“If he is not totally ready for it, I will discuss that with the medical staff.”