Jose Mourinho has grouped Paul Pogba’s current fitness situation alongside other “long-term injuries” in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo.
Pogba has not featured for United since injuring his hamstring against Basel at the start of this month.
The Portuguese was said to have ‘fallen out’ with his midfielder, whose own private fitness schedule was blamed for the problem.
It was thought that the Frenchman would miss just three weeks of action, but the Basel game came 17 days ago, and there are no imminent signs of a return.
“He cannot play tomorrow and it’s not an injury that I can have the hope like I can have with Valencia or Jones,” Mourinho said of Pogba.
“With them, I have the hope to see them training and to have a positive answer.
“For long-term injuries, I don’t speak about them, so Ibra, Pogba, Rojo and these players, I don’t think about them.”