Ashley Young is Manchester United's only injured player

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been handed a major injury boost ahead of his side's clash with Southampton on Sunday. 

The Red Devils, who have endured quite the injury crisis throughout the season so far, only have wide-man Ashley Young out on the sidelines, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Young is set to be out of action for the next six weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in United's 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia on New Year's Day. 

Except for the absent Young, Van Gaal has near enough a full squad at his disposal for the first time since taking over at the Theatre of Dreams this past summer. 


So, then, as United go in search of maintaining their unbeaten run, the likes of Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind all appear to be in contention after missing the festive period because of injury. 

The trio trained throughout the course of the week, but it remains to be seen as to whether Van Gaal will throw them straight back into the first-team for this weekend's clash. 

The wing-back duo of Rafael da Silva and Luke Shaw have also returned to training after being forced off in United's 2-0 victory over League One outfit Yeovil Town in the FA Cup this past weekend. 

And, after Argentine superstar Angel di Maria returned with a goal in last weekend's outing, United certainly won't be short of fire power against Ronald Koeman's side on Sunday. 

Attacking stars 

As well as Di Maria, the attacking quartet of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao will be at Van Gaal's disposal. 

United could even hand latest signing Victor Valdes a place in the squad this weekend, with in-form Spanish ace David de Gea starting between the sticks. 

There's no doubt about it, with everyone fit, United will be a force to be reckoned with in the second half of the season as they attempt to catch Chelsea and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. 

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