A confirmed Jarrod Bowen injury means five key West Ham United stars are likely to miss the Man United clash this weekend.
West Ham beat Danish side Silkeborg 1-0 at the London Stadium on Thursday night to seal their place in the last 16 of European competition for the second season running.
Now attentions turn to David Moyes’s old club Manchester United on Sunday.
A trip to a fast-improving Man United in the Premier League will be a massive step up from the opposition the Hammers have faced this week, which saw wins over Bournemouth on Monday and then SIlkeborg three days later.
West Ham sit within striking distance of Man United and the European spots.
West Ham have been missing key players of late such as record signing Lucas Paqueta, star defender Craig Dawson and £17.5m summer arrival Maxwel Cornet.
Cornet has been ruled out after a setback in his recovery from a calf injury while Moyes says Paqueta and Dawson will be very much touch and go to face Man United.
The Hammers boss has also stated Nayef Aguerd, who looked classy on his competitive debut on Thursday night after injury, will not be risked in Premier League games.
Now a confirmed Jarrod Bowen injury means five key West Ham stars are likely to miss the Man United clash.
With Cornet, Dawson, Paqueta and Aguerd all potentially ruled out of the match at Old Trafford, Moyes has now confirmed Bowen has an ankle injury.
The Scot says he will need to look at the extent of Bowen’s knock on Friday but given the quick turnaround for the Man United match, one would think it unlikely he will be fit.
“Jarrod Bowen had a bit of an ankle injury,” Moyes said ahead of the Red Devils clash (Football.London).
“I will asses it tomorrow, see how he is.
“I don’t know yet (if it is a serious injury), I don’t think it’s too bad but we will see tomorrow (Friday).”
Man United meanwhile have a near fully fit squad available bar injury defender Raphael Varane.