Manchester United received another blow after Angel di Maria picked up a pelvis injury during training ahead of their game against Newcastle United, which the Red Devils won 3-1 at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
Louis van Gaal is unclear about the extent of the injury and will have to wait until the doctors give a prognosis on the time the Argentine winger will take to recover.
It was first feared that it was a recurrence of the hamstring injury that affected Di Maria recently, but the manager revealed that it was not a relapse.
"The last training session he stepped out of the warming up. It was a little bit amazing because he did everything very well," van Gaal said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
"But he stepped out and now we have to wait and see the analysis."
"No I don't think so, but I'm not a doctor. So before we have a misunderstanding we have to wait. It's not a muscle injury it's more that the pelvis is not in a right relationship with his leg," the United boss explained.
"But it's more for the doctor to explain."
On a brighter note, the manager expects the Old Trafford club to enter the New Year free of most of its injury troubles as the next two weeks will see the return of most of the players currently on the treatment table.
Daley Blind recently revealed that he is back in training and Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are also believed to be close to making a comeback.
Though none of the three will be available for the Tottenham game on Sunday or the clash against Stoke City, they will return early in the New Year.
"All the injuries are coming back. It's a little late for us because now we have to play a lot of games within one week, but they are coming back," the Dutch manager added.
"Within two weeks I think a lot of players are back."
"He [Rojo] is responding very well. All the players (are). Blind is also responding very well. But maybe two weeks," Van Gaal concluded.