Manchester United will have to do without Ander Herrera for the quarter-finals of the Champions League with Barcelona.
Herrera was one of four players who participated in a training session at United's Carrington on Tuesday and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not expect the Spaniard to be available for Wednesday night's draw.
Nemanja Matic, who was also among Carrington's absentees, could recover to understand, but Solskjaer may have to go back to Fred and Scott McTominay. The pair left in the United States in the last 16 comebacks at Paris Saint-Germain in the absence of Herrera, Matic and Paul Pogba.
Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia are out with unspecified injuries and Alexis Sanchez will not be considered, despite the return to training.
"We still hope that Nemanja can be ready," Solskjaer said. "Ander probably came out, but surely Eric and Antonio. Marcus needed the extra heating and I hope he doesn't have a reaction, eventually he took part in it but failed to join the boxes, which is the fun part of the # training, but let's see tomorrow, we hope it's ready.
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"Sanchez – The first training session with the team today, he did a lot of recovery work and is without injuries, he will come forward and will train with the team, probably in the team for West Ham on Saturday and then we'll see if he plays But he won't be in able to join tomorrow. "
United's lively revival in Paris fueled the conviction of a possible triumph of the European Cup, despite the daunting task against the leader of La Liga, Barca. Solskjaer believes that the way United won at the Parc des Princes last month is relevant as they prepare for the heir of the first European Cup quarter-finals in five years.
"Every game is the biggest game," added Solskjaer. "The next is always the greatest: Barcelona, with the history, traditions and quality of people, we know that we need to take a step forward in our game, we know that we have to perform at our best level, which we do not have against PSG in the home game.
"But I think the result of the second stage has given players and fans the conviction that it is also possible against a Barcelona team".
United hosted Lionel Messi for the first time since Barca was defeated at the Old Trafford in the 2008 Champions League semi-final. Chris Smalling, who was sitting next to Solskjaer during his pre-game press conference, must still face Messi in a competitive race, but Solskjaer reminded the media of the quality variety in the Barcelona team.
"Should you ask Chris, have you ever played against him before?" Solskjaer asked Smalling. "He is a fantastic player and will go down in history as one of the best individual players ever, I must say.
"It will be difficult to stop but it is never impossible, it is not as if it were Messi against Manchester United. I am Suarez, Coutinho, Rakitic, Vidal, there are so many good players, we cannot concentrate on just one player, we know we must do of them ".