Paul Pogba will see out the rest of the season on the sidelines, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed, after the Manchester United youngster suffered from an ankle injury.
Pogba sustained the injury in the Red Devils' reserves match-up with Newcastle on Monday night, and Ferguson believes he won't play again this season as he begins to recover.
When asked if there would be any changes to the United squad as they prepare to face Everton, Ferguson told the official United website: "[It's] the team from last Sunday.. everybody's fit.
"Ashley Young got a knock in the second half [against Aston Villa] but I'm hoping he's okay. The only injury we received is Paul Pogba, who got ankle damage in the Reserves on Monday. We think he's out for the season now.
"Otherwise, everyone's fit. We hope we can show the same form we showed last Sunday against Aston Villa. It's never an easy game against Everton. Hopefully we can get the result we want."
Pogba is still stalling contract talks with United as he makes a decision over his future. Yesterday his agent told Talksport that he is yet to decide if he will stay at Old Trafford for the long term, as his deal comes to an end this summer.
"Paul has not agreed any move yet. He has a straight choice between United and Juventus but I think he will make his mind up soon," agent Mino Riola said.
Meanwhile, Michael Owen is only a possibility to make the bench as he continues to recover from injury, and Ferguson has revealed that Anderson won't make a return to the United squad before the season comes to an end.
"I don't think he'll play again this season," the manager said of the Brazilian. "There are only four games left and it will be difficult for him."