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Everton vs Manchester United: Injury Report

Everton may finally see two of their key defenders return to the line-up as they take on a Manchester United squad that is also facing injury woes of their own

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Everton Injuries

Everton's defensive injuries woes may finally be coming to an end. Youngsters like Tyias Browning, Ramiro Funes Mori and Brendan Galloway have done an admirable job over the last few weeks, having Seamus Coleman and John Stones back in the line up is a positive. Coleman appearance in this weekend's match appears to be all but definite at this juncture, with many outlets reporting him as either definite or very close to definite. John Stones is also likely to find his way back into the line up as he recovers from a knee injury. Stones was sent back to Everton during the international break to continue his treatment and reports seem to indicate that he will at least be in the 18 against Man United.

Leighton Baines still appears to be at least another week away from joining the squad again, but has apparently been working as hard as he can to re-join the squad. Tom Cleverley is not quite ready to join the team, but is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery and could make a full return to training soon. The long injured duo of Steven Pienaar and Tony Hibbert could finally return from their seemingly never-ending injury layoffs. Neither player is at starting caliber at this point in their careers, but it's always good to have depth.

Manchester United Injuries

United also appear to be on the other side of their injury woes as several key players could return to the squad this weekend. Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney and Ander Herrera should be considered safe bets to make the team, while Bastian Schweinsteiger may still be a week or two away from returning to full duties with his club. Defender Marcus Rojo is also expected to be fit for this weekend's match, but seeing as he is battling back from a hamstring injury he may not be a lock to start.

Luke Shaw is obviously a long term injury having suffered a gruesome injury in a Champions League match a few weeks back. United will continue their European campaign on Wednesday, so it is entirely possible that they chose to rest some of their players that have recently regained full fitness.