Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s residence game against West Ham on Saturday and their crucial Champions League tie at Wolfsburg with an ankle injury.
The forward, 30, did not total the 1-1 draw at Leicester City last weekend and will have to wait to make his 500th look for the club.
Manager Louis van Gaal stated the problem was worse than previously believed and a “nasty injury”.
United need to win at Wolfsburg to be certain of advancing in the Champions League.
Van Gaal, whose side completes their Group B games in Germany on Tuesday, mentioned he did not know how lengthy Rooney would be unavailable.
“It really is been obtaining worse,” he told MUTV. “We have to let him train to make the ankle stronger. He is instruction properly in the rehabilitation.”
Van Gaal also confirmed reports defender Marcos Rojo had dislocated a shoulder in instruction, adding: “The query as to no matter whether he shall be operated is a question for the medical doctor and for Marcos.”
Defender Phil Jones and midfielder Ander Herrera will also miss the pay a visit to of eighth-placed West Ham, despite the fact that winger Jesse Lingard is expected to return right after missing the game at Leicester.