Bastian Schweinsteiger
Bastian Schweinsteiger recently returned to the first team AFP

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger could be fit to start the derby game on Sunday (20 March). Louis van Gaal's men travel across the city to face rivals Manchester City after their recent Europa League elimination, and they may have the services of the World Cup-winning star to call upon.

Schweinsteiger, 31, only recently returned to the first-team fold, after injuring himself in early January. But the experienced player could be thrust back into the starting line-up for the much-anticipated game at the weekend, with Van Gaal seeking a victory to ease the pressure on his position.

Likewise, United's winger-turned-fullback Antonio Valencia may be fit for the derby game, while Ashley Young and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson returned to training earlier in the week and could also be considered for selection, according to the United website.

Added to this, Juan Mata's domestic ban, which was imposed after the Spanish midfielder's red card against West Brom, has now ended and he is available for selection. However, Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Will Keane are all still missing for United because of injury.