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Injuries and suspensions may see recall for shunned Manchester United star in EFL Cup

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Schweinsteiger warms up at Old Trafford on Sunday
Schweinsteiger warms up at Old Trafford on Sunday

Bastian Schweinsteiger could clock his first minutes of the season in Man United's second home clash against West Ham United in the space of four days.

United are without suspended midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini for Wednesday's EFL Cup quarter-final against West Ham at Old Trafford.

The pair both picked up their fifth bookings of the season in Sunday's Premier League draw against the Hammers, Pogba in the controversial incident that led to manager Jose Mourinho being sent to the stands.

The fitness of another midfielder, Michael Carrick, remains unclear after he missed the weekend game, meaning there could be a surprise return for Schweinsteiger.

Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial could come back into contention but defenders Eric Bailly (knee) and Chris Smalling (toe) are out.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Blind, Jones, Darmian, Fosu-Mensah, Rojo, Shaw, Valencia, Carrick, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Mata, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Young, Depay, Martial, Rashford, Rooney, Ibrahimovic.