Midfielder won't be available for cup tie...
On loan midfielder Ross Barkley will be ineligible for Sunday's FA Cup fourth round clash with Tottenham at Elland Road.
The 19-year-old's initial loan deal is until February 12 and he isn't permitted to play in the FA Cup.
"We asked the question, but it's perfectly understandable that he won't be available," said United boss Neil Warnock.
Ross's parent club Everton are in FA Cup action on Saturday, but even if the Toffees suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Bolton and were knocked out, cup rules state that a player must have clearance to play by 12 noon on the Friday before the tie takes place, meaning permission couldn't be granted depending on the outcome of the Everton result.
Ross has made two appearances for the club since joining from Goodison Park, against Barnsley and Bristol City last weekend.