Since coming off at half-time in the comeback victory over West Ham in the Premier League, the forward has been missing from the last two matches.
As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not want to endanger the forwards against Sheffield United, Edinson Cavani looks set to sit out another Manchester United game.
During the comeback victory against West Ham, the striker was forced off and consequently missed both the Champions League loss at Leipzig and the Manchester derby at the weekend.
He has managed three goals and an assist in his 10 games, of which he has only played three times, and has already shown his killer instinct in front of goal.
For the third game in a row, Solskjaer, however, looks likely to be without him as he continues to step up his rehabilitation ahead of a busy festive fixture schedule.
We have to be mindful of the little stresses and niggles and we have to make decisions from Sheffield United’s kick-off to Aston Villa’s kick-off. “It’s 15 times 24 hours, so it’s going to be pretty tight,” Solskjaer said of the number of games in just over two weeks.
“Edinson has done well in rehab, but if we can risk him, I still have to make the decision. It’s a little [dangerous] to risk it too early, so I would doubt that tomorrow he’s going to be available to choose.
Even without Cavani, Solskjaer has a good squad to choose from ahead of the trip to Bramall Lane on Thursday night and he is likely to go with his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.
After his side’s Champions League exit last week the United boss came under fire for changing his system too much but on Wednesday afternoon, the Norwegian seemed to contradict those arguments.