Antonio Valencia will be out for at least three months with a foot injury, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed.
Valencia suffered the injury to his left foot in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last month.
Valencia underwent surgery last week and Van Gaal confirmed the Ecuadorian would not be back until the end of February at the earliest.
The United manager told MUTV: "Valencia is longer term and very long.
"It is not within three months or something. It is a very heavy injury."