Ahead of the Premier League meeting with Everton on Saturday, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed the availability of Captain Wayne Rooney and vice-captain Michael Carrick.
Both players missed out for England during the international break through injury, casting doubt over their available for tomorrow’s match at Goodison Park but the manager has now given his team’s injury update ahead of the game against the Toffees.
“Wayne Rooney, I think he can play and Michael Carrick can play as well,” van Gaal told MUTV. “I was very pleased with Jones. Yes, of course [he is fit] because he has already played for me two times for 15 or 20 minutes. Then he plays for the England team. When I want to select him I can select him for the line-up.”
On the availability of Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera who were injured before the international break, he said: “They were injured and they have a rehabilitation period behind their back and everything went well.
“They are also fit to play – maybe not 90 minutes but you never know.”
However, the only players certain to miss out completely this weekend is Paddy McNair after sustaining an injury while on duty for Northern Ireland and Ashley Young via injury.