Ahead of their must-win clash against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, Manchester United have received an encouraging boost with the news that captain Wayne Rooney and midfielder Michael Carrick will be fit and ready for the trip to Merseyside.
Rooney, 29, picked up a knock in United’s 3-0 loss to Arsenal prior to the international break and the ankle injury meant the former Everton ace missed England’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.
However, Rooney returned to the Red Devils’ Carrington training ground earlier in the week ahead of the visit to his former employers on Saturday and United have confirmed the availability of their number 10.
Carrick has also returned after his recent injury which saw him miss out on the international fixtures over the last ten days.
Meanwhile, Rooney has not really been influential for United in the league this term, scoring just one in his seven Premier League outings under Louis van Gaal.
This has led to calls from some cross sections of the United supporters that Rooney be dropped for the trip to Goodison Park, but it is unlikely van Gaal would drop his captain considering the Dutchman is reportedly looking to drop one underperforming star – Memphis Depay – already.