Jose Mourinho side Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata is set to miss the remainder of the season following groin surgery.
The former Chelsea midfielder had an operation last month but had hoped to play again this term.
However, the Red Devil manager Jose Mourinho confirmed the Spain international, who joined from Blue side [Chelsea] in January 2014, would not be fit until the end of May.
Centre-backs Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will not return until mid-May, Jose Mourinho added.
The English Premier League season ends on 21 May.
Should Manchester United progress to the UEFA Europa League final, that match would be played in Stockholm [Sweden] on 24 May.