Erik ten Hag has stated his hope that the French striker returns before the World Cup but he remains absent with a back injury, having played only 133 minutes of football this season.
“He is making progress,” Ten Hag told reporters. “He is outside and he is working there. So, he is on the pitch, and we are waiting for his step back into team training.”
In better news for United, Donny van de Beek and Harry Maguire made their returns from injury in Thursday’s Europa League win against FC Sheriff.
“I was really happy to bring [on] Harry and Donny, to give them minutes,” added the Red Devils boss. “Because we need them in the coming weeks.
“[Donny] is not even one week in training, the same as Harry Maguire… He was long out, so I was happy to give him some minutes because you need to get in the right form. But he’ll have to work himself back.”
Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho are competing to return to the starting XI for the clash with West Ham.
Raphael Varane and Aaron Wan-Bissaka remain out due to injury.
Predicted Manchester United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Martinez, Shaw; Eriksen, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford.