Roma dash United’s hopes of a January Kev swoop
Italian club to sell one of their prize assets.
United, meanwhile, are assessing the extent of the fractured cheekbone suffered by defender Rafael in their FA Cup win over Yeovil.
Rafael is expected to miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with Southampton, although the Brazilian may be able to feature if he wears a protective mask.
Left-back Luke Shaw is also battling to overcome an ankle injury in order to face his former club.
Dutch midfielder Daley Blind could return from a two-month knee injury lay-off in time to make the squad this weekend.
Elsewhere, United keeper Sam Johnstone has extended his loan spell with Doncaster Rovers.
The England Under-21 international has been in impressive form for the Yorkshire outfit and Rovers manager Paul Dickov has negotiated a fresh deal that will run until the end of the month.