Manchester United skipper Gary Neville's proposed comeback for the club's reserve team has been put on hold.
The 32-year-old England international right-back has not featured for the Red Devils since March, having suffered calf and thigh problems during his recovery from surgery on an ankle injury.
He now faces several more weeks out of action, with the next United reserve team fixture not until the start of November, with Neville missing Thursday's clash with Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Gerard Pique is hoping for a chance to establish himself in the first team at Old Trafford, having started the 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic last weekend.
He told the Manchester Evening News: "I am not playing a lot at the moment, but I am feeling confident I can work and find a place in this team.
"The defence is working well and the team is doing well so it is difficult to break into the team, but every time I have the chance I will try my best.
"Just to join the team and be on the bench is a nice experience. I am just working to be a better player and hopefully start some games as well."
Twenty-year-old Pique spent last season out on loan back in his homeland with Spanish side Real Zaragoza.