Manchester United will assess injured trio Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford before they travel to Bournemouth for their Saturday lunchtime fixture.
Centre-back Lindelof was replaced by Anthony Martial in the second-half of the League Cup fourth round win over Chelsea on Wednesday night and consulted club doctor Steve McNally and physio Richard Merron before he received treatment.
Matchwinner Rashford was withdrawn late on for Ashley Young and appeared to indicate a problem with his knee but did not require any further assistance and took his place on the bench. Defender Brandon Williams then appeared to signal that captain Maguire needed to be replaced but the centre half played on since United had made all three substitutions.
Should Maguire and Lindelof fail to recover, United may have to start Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo, since Axel Tuanzebe is still out with a hip strain. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also confirmed Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Nemanja Matic are still unavailable, as are Paul Pogba (ankle) and Diogo Dalot.
“It’s still early,” Solskjaer said. “Hopefully we can get them back on the pitch tomorrow. They had some treatment yesterday, a little bit more treatment today, a light session and hopefully they’re ready but I can’t exactly tell you.
“They’re not ready for tomorrow, that’s the update,” Solskjaer said of Tuanzebe, Shaw and Matic. “They’ll probably [back] after the international break, that’s always the risk if you push them back too early but we have the two extra weeks after international breaks and they should be ready then.”
“So the confidence is getting better, getting players back from injury helps, so all put together, in football it’s not every far from failure to success, or the other way round.
“The international break came at a great time for us, we did some work, we prepared for the Liverpool game and when you get a decent performance and result against the league leaders it gives you a bit more energy.
“And from then on I think the boys were happy with the work we did, maybe the change of system helped and the coaches have done a great job.”