Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw could be out for up to two months with a muscular injury.
It was initially claimed that the defender would only be sidelined for a number of weeks but it appears that he might be on the treatment table for slightly longer.
With Shaw set to return to action in October, it does explain why the club have been looking for a replacement before the transfer window closes.
Rasmus Hojlund is expected to take a full part in training this week. The Danish international hasn’t played since moving to Old Trafford for £72m last month due to a back problem.
However, if he doesn’t suffer any setbacks, there is a good chance that the striker will be in the squad for the game against Arsenal on Sunday.
Raphael Varane remains a minor doubt, with the Frenchman having to be substituted at half-time in the 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest last weekend. Manager Erik ten Hag claimed that the centre-back was taken off as a precaution so we shall see if he can recover his fitness ahead of the trip to the Emirates
Updates on five other United players
Shaw is not the only left-back on the sidelines, with Tyrell Malacia still expected to be unavailable for a few weeks due to a knee injury, which has troubled him since the back end of last season.
Mason Mount has a hamstring problem and the England international won’t be back in contention until after the next international break.
Both Kobbie Mainoo an Amad Diallo suffered knee injuries in pre-season, and it is expected that the pair will miss the first part of the campaign as they undergo rehabilitation.
Tom Heaton has not made the matchday squad so far this season due to a calf strain, leaving United short of backup options in goal.