Manchester United face double selection blow ahead of Leicester fixture – Manchester Evening News

Manchester United could be without their South American stars when they travel to face Leicester in the Premier League after the international break.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are next in action at the King Power Stadium on 16 October and look likely to go into the match without the services of Fred and Edinson Cavani.

The duo are both away on international duty at the moment with their respective nations and are expected to feature in all three matches across the current break.

Fred will begin his international commitments in the early hours of Friday morning when Brazil face Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier before further matches against Colombia and then Uruguay.

Cavani will himself face Colombia and Argentina on international duty before potentially facing off against club teammate Fred in the third match which is set to be played at 1:30am BST on Friday 15 October.

Even if neither of the pair play in the final World Cup qualifier of the international break it is highly unlikely they will be back in England and ready to face Leicester just 38 hours later.

United’s selection headache could somewhat be eased by the potential return of striker Marcus Rashford who is nearing his return to match fitness.

Rashford, 23, is yet to feature for United at any level this season having been sidelined for almost three months after undergoing shoulder surgery in the summer.

The England international returned to contact training with his club teammates last week and could register his first minutes in a friendly match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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