Oxford are without Jack Payne when Bury visit in League One on Saturday.
Forward Payne was recalled from his loan with United by Huddersfield and then joined Blackburn on a short-term deal.
The arrivals of Cameron Brannagan, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts and Rob Dickie provide options, though.
Left-back Ricardinho serves the final game of a three-match ban for his dismissal against MK Dons, but Curtis Nelson (Achilles), Joe Rothwell (hamstring), Rob Hall and Ivo Pekalski (both knee) remain out.
Bury will play...