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Everton vs Manchester United: Injury Report

Toffees down to the bare bones for Wembley clash

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Was there a game Wednesday? Are you sure? Well it explains all the injuries and suspension that have come out of nowhere!

Before Wednesday's Merseyside Derby Everton were without their skipper Phil Jagielka and right-back Seamus Coleman through hamstring injuries and that looks to be the case again Saturday. Jagielka does face a late fitness test but is being described as 'very doubtful' - as is Gareth Barry with the groin injury he picked up against Liverpool. John Stones also came off in that game with stomach cramps; which must still be troubling the centre-back because he is described as a slight doubt. To add insult to injury, after his reckless tackle on Wednesday, Ramiro Funes Mori is suspended for the clash with Manchester United. One player returning is young Matthew Pennington, who was recalled from his loan at promotion-chasing Walsall following the fallout from Anfield. Pennington comes fresh from a man of the match performance on Tuesday in the Saddlers' 1-1 draw at home to Swindon Town and is expected to start at centre-half at Wembley.

United on the other hand, are nearly close to full strength after a season blighted by injuries. Other than long term injuries to Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee) and Luke Shaw (broken leg) - the Red Devils only have Adnan Januzaj and Will Keane missing through hamstring and groin injuries, respectively.