United believe Nani will miss a month's action - Saturday's home FA Cup clash with Arsenal, the Champions League return against Marseille and a Prem trip to Bolton.
After a week of international dates, United hope he will fit to return to face West Ham on April 2.
So presumably he misses only one Premier League fixture and then returns - but oh the "late fitness test drama" - for a very nice match-up against West Ham.
What's a fantasy manager to do?
For what it's worth, the man himself tweets:
thank you for your support after my injure. i hope to be back really soon.