"We can confirm Phil Jones has suffered a knee injury and is expected to be out for a couple of weeks," read a statement on the club's official Twitter feed.

Jones, 21, was left out of the United squad for the trip to Hull City on Thursday, having started their five previous matches.

He stands to miss league games against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as an FA Cup third-round game against Swansea City on January 5 and the League Cup semi-final first leg at Sunderland on January 7.