The 27-year-old defender is still struggling with a knee injury ahead of Saturday's trip to St James' Park.
Hull City beat Reading 2-1 on Wednesday night with Jake Livermore notching a last-minute winner.
Reece Oxford started in West Ham United's first match of the season.
The 18-year-old has been linked with several Premier League clubs since his emergence into the Leeds side.
Despite sitting inside the Premier League's top four, the Red Devils' Champions League exit has left some calling for van Gaal's departure.
Celtic have failed to make it into the Champions League group stage in both the seasons Ronny Deila has taken charge of.
With the return of Sol Bamba and an injury to Gaetano Berardi Leeds United could change things up.
The youngster had two excellent opportunities to win the game for the Blues at Deepdale.
The Italian international has five goals in 10 games for Juventus this season.
Leeds head to Wolves this evening in the Championship.
Ex-England midfielder David Platt has been appointed manager of Indian Super League side FC Pune City.
The two North London starlets are making waves on the other side of the world for Tab Ramos's young United States side.
Samoa Joe has signed a permanent WWE contract just weeks after making his debut.