Manchester United will be without the services of Ashley Young for the next three domestic games after he was handed a retrospective ban for an elbow on Dusan Tadic, which was not spotted by referee Craig Pawson.
According to BBC Sport, Young, who returned to the England setup after a four-year sentence, has been handed a three-match suspension after he accepted a violent conduct charge from the Football Association.
As a result, the 32-year-old will miss the games versus Everton on New Year’s Day, Friday’s FA Cup third round tie versus Derby County and a home league game against Mark Hughes’ Stoke City.
Young’s suspension has come at a relatively bad time for United with Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian still carrying minor injuries which has excluded them from recent matchday squads.
Victor Lindelof looks the probable candidate to slot into the right back spot in Young’s absence, thus allowing Marcos Rojo a return to the starting lineup alongside Phil Jones in central defence.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah has recently been linked with a potential loan return from Crystal Palace, and he could be a quick solution on the right side of the backline after his standout performance in the goalless draw versus Manchester City.