Mooy ruled out for up to three weeks with knee infection

Aaron Mooy picked up a knee injury against Bournemouth            
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Aaron Mooy will be sidelined for Huddersfield's upcoming games.

The Australian midfielder sustained a cut in his knee in a challenge with Lewis Cook during the Terriers' 4-1 victory against Bournemouth at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday February 11.

Mooy had returned to his best form against Bournemouth after a dip in recent weeks, but will miss today's FA Cup tie against Manchester United at the John Smith's Stadium. "He got a cut and an infection in it which makes his spell out longer".

"This means there is a slight setback but nothing serious".

"I have been here for two-and-a-half years and if there was one game where we can really totally play a game with freedom, then it is this one".

"But he [Aaron] will come back refreshed mentally and physically in two weeks and help us".

Wagner, as usual, has focused on the positives and said Mooy will now be able to recuperate properly after non-stop football for club and country over the last 18 months.

"We need our supporters to be at their best and they create this atmosphere, the one which is always there in the Cup when a surprising result can happen". "This doesn't mean we don't like to be successful in the other competitions as well".

"It is the cup so we can play this game with freedom against one of the biggest names in world football at home", he said. Centre-half Michael Hefele has been struck by illness, Chris Lowe and Sean Scannell are now sidelined with hamstring and muscle problems while new recruit Alex Pritchard is ineligible to face United having featured for former club Norwich City during their FA Cup third round clash with Chelsea.

But striker Laurent Depoitre, who scored in Town's 2-1 win against Jose Mourinho's side in October, will be fit after an ankle injury and midfielder Danny Williams (dead leg) is also back in contention.