Manchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to miss the Premier League matches with Brentford and West Ham United.

The 24-year-old is still suffering from the same illness which ruled him out of Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Aston Villa.

After suffering a nasty gash in the FA Cup tie against the Villains, Diogo Dalot shrugged off any injury concerns and played the full 90 minutes at Villa Park.

The Portuguese international is likely to benefit from the former Crystal Palace man’s absence, and start both games against the Bees and Hammers.

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After David Moyes’ side come to Old Trafford, there will be a break in fixtures due to international games.

It means United’s number 29 who the club signed for £50m (BBC Sport) will hopefully return, potentially alongside Paul Pogba, for our FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to Middlesbrough on 4 February.

When asked whether the England under-21 international would be available for our first trip to the Brentford Community Stadium, the club’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick told the club’s official website: “No, not yet. He’s still ill, I’m afraid.

“He will not be available for the game tomorrow and also probably not available for the West Ham game. Hopefully, after the international break, he will be back for training.”

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Wan-Bissaka has made 20 starts this season, 15 of which have come in the Premier League.

Opportunity arises for Dalot to stake further claim

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Following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dalot has started five of our last eight Premier League games.

And with Wan-Bissaka ruled out of the next two matches, United’s number 20 is likely to make it six starts from Rangnick’s eight top-flight matches in charge, if he maintains his fitness.

The 22-year-old is on track to surpass the 12 Premier League starts he made in the 2018/19 campaign.

The marauding attack-minded full-back will be hoping to play an influential role in Wan-Bissaka’s absence and continue to impress the German boss.

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