Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that defender Jonny Evans is in line to return for the club against Southampton on Monday evening.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the club's Premier League showdown with Southampton on Monday night, the Dutch boss has also suggested that Phil Jones is closing in on a return to the first-team as the club's defensive troubles ease.
Evans, much like Jones, has been out for the long term, while a number of Manchester United's defenders have struggled with injury throughout the course of the campaign so far.
Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling, who have also been absent at times this season, have starred alongside each other in the club's last couple of fixtures, but it remains to be seen as to whether they will keep their place in the side for Monday's clash.
With Evans in contention, the Dutchman may well look to freshen things up as his side look to keep the Saints at bay. It seems, then, that the upcoming match will come too early for Jones, but United fans will be extremely pleased that their main defenders are all starting to find their fitness.
There's further news on the injury front for the Red Devils ahead of the fixture at the St Mary's, with club captain Wayne Rooney set to make a comeback to the starting XI. The England international missed the club's victory over Stoke City this past week after he picked up a knee injury after a collision with an advertising board in the game against Hull City.
Rooney, then, looks set to partner Dutchman Robin van Persie in attack, whilst the duo of Radamel Falcao and James Wilson will be hoping for a key role.
No Di Maria
Angel di Maira, on the other hand, will not be involved on Monday after Van Gaal ruled the Argentine out of the match. United will be hoping that the winger returns for the club's huge clash with rivals Liverpool on December 14.
There's no doubt about it, Manchester United will be desperate to secure all three points against Ronald Koeman's side as they attempt to secure their fifth straight Premier League victory. In fact, a win for the Red Devils would see them move above the Saints and into third place in the table.
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