Manchester United's clash with Watford on Sunday is expected to come too soon for Paul Pogba to make his long-awaited return from injury.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer therefore may have to choose between Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira in the No.10 role, as United look to return to winning ways in the league after last weekend's 1-1 draw with Everton.
It's likely that the United boss will make minimal changes to his league side for the Vicarage Road trip.
Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw were both withdrawn midway through the second half of the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Colchester on Wednesday night, while David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Fred and Daniel James didn't feature whatsoever, as they were rested.
Solskjaer revealed Pogba was training again after recovering from both illness and an ankle problem that has kept him sidelined since September 30th.
Solskjaer spoke about what he hopes Pogba can produce when he does finally return. He said: "When he comes back play well, with a smile on his face and do what he did a year ago when I came here, Paul has been fantastic when he's played for us and we've got one of the best players in the world, when he plays, gets fit, [and he] needs time to get fit, of course."
McTominay and Fred have fared well in Pogba's absence in central midfield.
The pair will reprise that relationship against the Hornets on Sunday afternoon, with James and Rashford likely to flank Martial, while Pereira could be recalled in the No.10 position.
Barring a late injury, Solskjaer should stick with his first-choice defence, with Harry Maguire joining Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka and Shaw in the back four in front of De Gea.
Predicted line up vs Watford: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; James, Pereira, Rashford, Martial.