Marouane Fellaini
Marouane FellainiGetty

Manchester United have been handed a massive boost as midfielder Marouane Fellaini has returned to full training from injury, according to the Daily Mail.

The Belgium international last featured for Louis Van Gaal's side during their opening day defeat to Swansea City. Since then, the tall midfielder has been on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Fellaini was not included in the Dutchman's plan at Old Trafford and was set to be offloaded in the summer transfer window. However, injury saw his transfer being blocked and will now be hoping to impress Van Gaal.

United are having several players on the treatment table and the list includes Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, James Wilson, Sam Johnstone, Jesse Lingard and Reece James.

Despite returning to training, it is unlikely Fellaini will make a return during United's Premier League clash against his former club Everton on Sunday. The 26-year-old joined United on a £27.5m deal last summer and has struggled in his debut season.

The Belgium midfielder is determined to set things right and is keen to prove his worth in order to seal a place in Van Gaal's starting XI.

"I have known difficult moments like last season, but you become a stronger player afterwards. I have confidence in myself and in my game again," Fellaini explained.

"I played a good World Cup and I was also good during pre-season. It is unfortunate that this injury has thrown a spanner in the works, but at the end of the month I will be back."

Fellaini's return is likely to give Van Gaal a much needed boost during the team selection for the weekend clash against Everton.

Meanwhile, summer signing Herrara fractures his rib during United's 2-1 win over West Ham United in the last league clash. United confirmed the Spaniard will be out of action for weeks.

Earlier reports suggested the former Athletic Bilbao midfielder would be out of action for a month. However, the Daily Mail claims that Herrera could be only on the sidelines for two weeks and would be fit to face Chelsea later this month.