Brazil’s national team doctor has suggested that Antony will miss ’s final two matches before the break.
United’s £85 million summer signing has missed their last three games against United, Real Sociedad and due to a hip injury.
On Monday, that begins later this month.
Brazil begin their World Cup run against Serbia on November 24, while Switzerland and Cameroon are also alongside them in Group G.
United, meanwhile, play Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Thursday evening, while their final Premier League game before the World Cup hiatus is against Fulham on Sunday.
But Brazil’s team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, has revealed that the 22-year-old is not in training with his United teammates.
‘ had a small problem in the flexor muscles of the right hip, he is in the recovery process,’ said Lasmar.
‘We’re in contact with the player, with the medical department. He’s in a recovery phase. We have time for him to recover in time to be with us. This week is important, we are talking day by day. This final phase is important.
‘A lot depends on this week. I spoke to him in the morning, he’s feeling better, it’s early. He hasn’t started training with the group yet, he’s in physical therapy.’
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