Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told manutd.com that former Derby County goalkeeper Lee Grant will be out for three months with injury.
Grant came through the Derby academy. He had two spells at the club, before joining United as an experienced third-choice under former boss Jose Mourinho.
He has managed just one official appearance in a United shirt. Ironically, coming in the penalty shootout defeat to Derby in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford last season.
The Rams and United are set to meet again in cup competition. This time, the pair face each other at Pride Park in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Grant may have hoped for an appearance with Solskjaer likely to make some changes.
The 37-year-old, however, has since picked up an injury requiring surgery.
Lee Grant unfortunately has had an injury, so he will require surgery, so he will be out for two or three months, so hopefully he’ll get back before the end of the season.
Derby have faced Manchester United three times in the last four years in cup games.
Their last meeting ended 2-2 with Derby winning on penalties. Sergio Romero was sent off, prompting Grant to come on to make his only United appearance in over two years.
Grant made 170 appearances for Derby over two spells. His last game with the Rams came in 2015 before he joined Stoke City for £1.5 million (Sky Sports).