Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed Bryan Oviedo is ready to return to action for the Premier League trip to Manchester United on Sunday (3 April) after the Costa Rican full-back took advantage of the international break to recover from a chest infection.Martinez, meanwhile, has claimed that John Stones will be also available despite the England international centre-back picking up a knock during defeat the against Netherlands on Tuesday night.
The Toffees travel to Old Trafford in the 12th position following their 2-0 defeat at home against Arsenal before the international break.
Oviedo missed the game against the Gunners and the victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a chest infection. However, Martinez has said the defender and Kevin Mirallas are both available for selection, with the Belgian winger missing those games due to suspension.
"Bryan Oviedo has come back and has been training for a good period so I would consider him fully fit to get back into the squad," the Everton manager said in a pre-match press conference.
"Kevin Mirallas has finished his suspension, so we've recovered these two bodies from the last game. Everyone else is fully fit and has come back from international duty in good condition."
Stones played the full ninety minutes during England's defeat against the Netherlands on Tuesday, but his participation against Manchester United was called into question after he appeared to end that game with a knock. Martinez, however, has played down the concerns and said the 21-year-old defender is fit to face Louis van Gaal's side.
"John had just a little knock and is recovering very well from that. He had a good enough introduction with the group yesterday, so I don't expect any problems," Martinez said.
The manager, meanwhile, also defended Stones from criticism over his shaky performance against the Dutch, with a slip earlier in the second half leading to the Netherlands' equaliser.
"We have to understand he is still 21 and his progression has been remarkable. But he is still learning the game and after a mistake you look and see how it affects them and from that moment on he showed great character," Martinez said. "He shouldn't be under this amount of scrutiny at this stage in this career and he is well ahead of where he should be."