With Michael Carrick out with an achilles injury and Fellaini already out with a back complaint United’s midfield options are limited at this point in time.. Whilst Carrick nears a return date, Fellaini may remain on the sidelines if a scan reveals that the Belgian’s wrist injury hasn’t healed.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Moyes revealed:
“Fellaini has an injury to his back, which we hoped might have healed up but it hasn’t.
“I am going to get another scan and if it hasn’t healed up then I might need to take the decision to get his wrist done as well.
“We hoped his back would be better in 10 days but he is still feeling it. It’s a muscle that has separated from the bone in his back and that is what is causing the problem.
“We’re not going to say we’re doing that [wrist operation] yet.”
The return of Darren Fletcher has alleviated some of the problems but with him still finding his feet after a long spell out through illness, United find themselves short of actual central midfielders.
Moyes has said that he will look to reinforce his squad in January if the opportunity arises but with injuries to an already problematic area, he may be forced to have a look when the transfer window opens if United are to make up ground on the league leaders.