Manchester United allegedly fear that the France international Paul Pogba could be ruled out for up to 14 days with a thigh injury.
The midfielder has been absent from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team since Paul limped off in the 3-3 draw at home to Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton on February 6.
The Daily Mail claims that the 27-year-old star could be out for at least a fortnight, which would see Pogba miss both Europa League ties against Real Sociedad and the Premier League match against Newcastle United on Sunday.
He could be able to feature for either of the two vital top-flight games against Chelsea on February 28 or the Manchester derby a week later but there is no definitive timescale put on Pogba’s return.
His eventual return to action will come as a timely boost to the Red Devils, who have seen their title hopes falter in the latest weeks.
The former Juventus player, who enters the final year of his Old Trafford contract in the summer, has netted four goals and provided three assists in 28 matches in all competitions so far this season.
Elsewhere, Manchester United star Dylan Levitt has signed for Croatian outfit NK Istra 1961 on loan, subject to international clearance.
The 20-year-old midfielder spent the first half of the campaign on loan at League One Charlton, where he featured in five first-team matches and will finish the season with the Pula-based club.
“The Wales international has taken the decision to further his development by experiencing playing abroad,” the club said on their website.
“Everybody at United would like to wish Dylan the best of luck this term as we follow his progress closely at the Aldo Drosina Stadium.”