Benoit Assou-Ekotto is also struggling with a foot problem, David Bentley has a hamstring complaint and Jamie O'Hara requires knee surgery.
Didier Zokora has a groin injury and joins Michael Dawson and Darren Bent on the sidelines.
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Pep Guardiola conceded Manchester City's Premier League title bid could be over after the heaviest domestic league defeat of his
It feels right again said Gary Neville, after United secured a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough with an 86th minute winner
Wayne Rooney has the chance to officially break Sir Bobby Charlton's Manchester United all-time scoring record on Sunday - but
Manchester United host arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.