Louis van Gaal has been handed a massive injury boost as Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo are all set to return for Manchester United's clash against Everton. The Red Devils will travel to Goodison Park to face the Toffees in a Premier League tie on 17 October.
Rooney and Carrick picked up an ankle and a groin injury, respectively, while on international duty with England. Subsequently, Roy Hodgson decided not to use them for the Three Lions' Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the United captain and England midfielder have returned to Manchester after missing the European championship against Estonia. They did not travel with the England squad to Lithuania for their final Euro 2016 qualifier fixture.
Hodgson also confirmed that Rooney and Carrick would be fit, when United face Everton, post the international break. The England manager admitted the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was dropped as a precautionary measure, despite training with the national side.
"From his [Rooney's] point of view, and United's, the rest will do him good. I fully expect to see him fit for United next weekend," Hodgson said, as quoted by ESPN.
"Michael Carrick trained fully in quite an intense training session on Wednesday, but had a reoccurrence of a feeling that he sometimes gets in his groin - a slight tightening of the groin - and we didn't want to take any chances."
Herrera last featured for Van Gaal's side against Ipswich Town in the 3-0 Capital One Cup victory. He picked up a muscle injury, which saw him being ruled out for the last two matches against Wolfsburg and Arsenal.
The Spaniard trained during the international break and is expected to be available for selection against the Toffees. Rojo, who has made only two appearances in all competitions this season, which includes one start in United's 3-2 victory over Southampton, would also make a comeback.
He was withdrawn from the Argentine squad after he failed to recover from a hamstring injury, he sustained against the Saints. The South American is set to be fit for the upcoming clash against Everton.
United have failed to beat Everton in their last two trips to Merseyside. Roberto Martinez has seen his side score five goals and manage clean sheets on both occasions. Van Gaal will be looking for his first win at Goodison Park as the Red Devils manager.