The 25-year-old signed from Gala’s fierce rivals, Fenerbahce, in the summer but is yet to feature after Erik ten Hag recently opted to play Andre Onana in the Carabao Cup.
The winger, however, only returned to full team training on Sunday and Antony is on the bench.
He said: “You have to deal with it. Experienced players know how to deal with it and it's not the first time we're in this situation, because that's a career. It's not only highlights, it's a journey and that will have bumps. Now it's about the character, what you have to show and how to get out. There are many positives but things we need to improve on.”
Defender Lisandro Martinez is set for around three months after suffering the same metatarsal issue that ruled him out of the final weeks of last season.
Ten Hag said ahead of the game: “I can confirm. Licha Martinez will undergo surgery.”
Starting Man Utd XI: Onana; Dalot, Varane Lindelof, Amrabat; Casemiro, Mount, Hannibal; Fernandes, Hojlund, Rashford
Subs: Bayindir, Vitek, Maguire, Evans, Eriksen, McTominay, Pellistri, Antony, Garnacho, Martial
Unavailable: Sancho, Van de Beek
Time and date: 8pm BST, Tuesday October 3, 2023
Venue: Old Trafford