Evra set for return

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Patrice Evra is in line for a return to the Manchester United starting line-up in their Champions League opener against Galatasary at Old Trafford on Wednesday after reporting for training.

The France full-back missed Saturday's win over Wigan with a minor knock suffered on international duty and was forced to watch as new arrival Alex Buttner made an eye-catching debut.

While Evra will still be regarded as first-choice left-back, Buttner's goal, assist and overall solid performance suggests the 31-year-old has greater competition for his place than in previous years. With the exception of Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, United look like being at full strength for the visit of the Turkish side.

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