There aren’t many worse things for a football fan than heading into the international break following a defeat but the two week hiatus will, at least, give Jose Mourinho’s men, depending on who they are, a chance to impress their boss, recover, or simply rediscover some confidence ahead of the clash with Newcastle United.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah, for one, will be given another chance assert himself at a senior level for Holland after receiving a late call-up, whilst Matteo Darmian and Victor Lindelof go head to head in a crucial World Cup playoff.
Elsewhere, Ashley Young could make his first England appearance since 2013 and Romelu Lukaku, who didn’t score for Manchester United over October, has a chance to rediscover his goalscoring touch against Mexico and Japan.
Here is a complete list of the games Man United players will be involved in over the next week.
Thursday 9 November
Armenia v Belarus (Mkhitaryan)
Scotland v Netherlands (Blind, Fosu-Mensah)
Friday 10 November
China v Serbia (Matic)
Sweden v Italy (Lindelof / Darmian)
Belgium v Mexico (Lukaku)
England v Germany (Jones, Lingard, Rashford, Young)
France v Wales, (Martial)
Saturday 11 November
Russia v Argentina (Romero)
Spain v Costa Rica (De Gea)
Monday 13 November
Italy v Sweden (Darmian, Lindelof)
Armenia v Cyprus (Mkhitaryan)
Tuesday 14 November
South Korea v Serbia (Matic)
Argentina v Nigeria (Romero)
Russia v Spain (De Gea)
Romania v Netherlands (Blind, Fosu-Mensah)
Belgium v Japan (Lukaku)
Germany v France (Martial)
England v Brazil (Jones, Lingard, Rashford, Young)
(Correction: Nemanja Matic has not been included in the Serbia squad for their trip to China and South Korea)