Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects Paul Scholes to be sidelined for another two weeks with his knee injury.
The 38-year-old midfielder has not played since featuring as a substitute in the 4-1 home win over Fulham on 26 January and will not be available for Monday’s FA Cup tie against Reading.
“It is a knee injury, which has been bothering him a bit,” said Ferguson.
“We have tried another treatment during the week. He will probably be back in another couple of weeks.”
Ferguson gave his squad a clean bill of health following Wednesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw against Real Madrid, but confirmed there would be changes to his starting line-up against the Royals.
“I will make some changes,” he said. “We want to get to the quarter-finals and we do expect to qualify.”