Manchester United have six players currently on the treatment table, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is hopeful of having a fully fit squad by the New Year.
Diogo Dalot is slowly making his way back to fitness. The Portuguese has been out with a groin injury since October but he has returned to training this week. The fullback is, though, unlikely to be in the squad for Sunday’s game against Everton.
Another doubt is Jesse Lingard. The 26-year-old has picked up a knock and did not feature against AZ Alkmaar last night. It remains to be seen if he’ll play this weekend.
Paul Pogba is still a fair way from returning from an ankle injury with late December or the turn of the year the earliest we’ll see him back in action. Marcos Rojo (muscular) is also still unavailable but should be back in training after the Everton clash.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly (knee) are making good progress in their rehabilitation and are expected to train with the squad for the first time by the start of next week.
Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson, meanwhile, has eight players out of action. Yerry Mina is the likeliest to return from a tight hamstring, but the likes of Theo Walcott (knock), Lucas Digne (groin), Fabian Delph (hamstring) and Seamus Coleman (rib) are all major doubts. Jean-Phillipe Gbamin (thigh) and Andre Gomes (ankle) have both been ruled out.
The bookmakers have United as favourites with Coral pricing them at 4/5 to win. A draw is 11/4 with Sky Bet while an Everton victory is 19/5 at Unibet.