Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that Morgan Schneiderlin is a doubt for the game against West Bromwich Albion on 7 November due to illness. LVG added that the club have no other new injuries concerns, but Antonio Valencia remains on the sidelines while Matteo Darmian is suspended.
The Premier League giants host WBA in search of a victory after two consecutive goalless league draws against Manchester City and Crystal Palace. United, nevertheless, were back to winning ways in the midweek Champions League game against CSKA Moscow after Wayne Rooney ended his recent goal drought with the only strike of the match.
Van Gaal deployed left-winger Ashley Young on the right flank of his defence in that match leaving Darmian and Phil Jones on the bench, while Valencia was out following the foot injury he sustained in the Manchester derby.
And the Dutch boss may repeat this policy again against West Brom, confirming Valencia is still a doubt amid Darmian's ban for five yellow cards.
Van Gaal also revealed that Schneiderlin missed the club's recent training sessions due to illness.
"There are no injuries, only illnesses," Van Gaal told MUTV. "Morgan Schneiderlin was ill. He shall train today for the first time so we have to wait and see. I cannot say there are a lot of changes for this game. Matteo Darmian is suspended so he cannot play and Valencia is injured."
The manager also hinted Jesse Lingard may start his first Premier League game of the season following an impressive display against CSKA, where he provided the assist for Rooney's goal as well as tormenting the full-backs.
"He's doing well," said Van Gaal. "That's why I want to keep him and why I have said his chances shall come. He has a lot of pace and I like pace on the wings. Now he has first assist also [against CSKA]. I think he shall have a boost from this game because he played very well, in my opinion, and I hope he shall continue."