Noble Nobbled

United's loan signing Stuart Noble has returned to Fulham for work on his injured hamstring.

It is clear that United are still interested in the Scottish striker, but Fulham have called him back as a precaution, so as their own backroom staff can work on him. When back to full fitness, United are expected to renew their interest in the marksman who has started three games so far, but failed to hit the net.

Injuries at the club has risen alarmingly this season, and with such a small squad, must be as worrying to Leroy Rosenior as it is to the fans.

Alex Russell, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Jason Fowler are all ruled out of the game against Brentford on Saturday, but Kevin Hill is expected to start on the bench.