Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Victor Lindelof suffered a recurrence of a chronic back injury in the 2-2 draw against Leicester yesterday.
The Swedish international has been suffering with the issue all season and he was replaced for the last 25 minutes of the match at the King Power Stadium by Axel Tuanzebe.
Lindelof had started at right-back versus the Foxes after Aaron Wan-Bissaka failed to recover from a knock, which also kept him out of the 2-0 win against Everton in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. No timeframe has been given on the return of either player.
Daniel James made his second consecutive league start yesterday afternoon but he lasted just 55 minutes after picking up an issue which is currently being assessed by the club’s medical team.
Marcos Rojo has a calf injury which he sustained playing for the reserves earlier this month and Solskjaer predicts the Argentinian international will make his comeback sometime in January.
Phil Jones is also in the same boat. The defender has not played since undergoing knee surgery in the summer, and his recovery is taking longer than expected with his return now pencilled in for the New Year.