Manchester United striker Louis Saha has been ruled out of their Champions League clash at Dynamo Kiev this week.
The injury-plagued French striker was hoping to make the trip to the Ukraine despite missing Saturday's 4-1 victory at Aston Villa with a long-term knee problem.
However, Saha was not the Red Devils' travelling party which headed out to Ukraine today, raising fresh doubts over his long-term fitness.
England duo Gary Neville and Owen Hargreaves were also missing but Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic, who sat out the Villa Park win, was in the squad, even though Sir Alex Ferguson remains unconvinced the former Spartak Moscow player will be available after suffering concussion during the Premier League win over Wigan immediately before the international break.
Ferguson said after the Villa Park win: "Vidic is a doubt for Tuesday. He trained on Friday but he is still feeling some reaction to the knock he got against Wigan.
"In that situation you can't take a chance. I'm hopeful he will be ready. We will see how he is. He will be close but I'm not so sure he will be ready to play in Kiev."