Wayne Rooney
Rooney fit to play against former club Everton Getty

Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick are both fit for Manchester United's trip to Everton. The duo missed England's recent European Championship qualifiers with Lithuania and Estonia but manager Louis van Gaal insists both are fit for Saturday's (17 October) Premier League clash.

Ander Herrera is also in line to make his return after missing matches against Wolfsburg and Arsenal with a muscular problem, while defender Marcos Rojo is also closing on full-fitness and is likely to make the bench at Goodison Park.

However, van Gaal revealed in Friday's press conference, relayed through United's official website, that winger Ashley Young will be unavailable after suffering a knock in training.

In addition to Rooney and Carrick, there were a number of minor injury concerns for van Gaal and his United staff during the international break. Bastian Schweinsteiger was a late withdrawal from the Germany side that lost to Republic of Ireland in their European Championship qualifier on 9 October, missing the 1-1 draw with Georgia three days later. Van Gaal did not mention the World Cup-winning captain while reeling off his list of injury concerns, however, suggesting he will be fit for the meeting with Roberto Martinez's side.

Defender Paddy McNair is unavailable after spending three nights in hospital in Helsinki following Northern Ireland's 1-1 draw with Finland. McNair, 20, went down with an abdominal problem in the 13<sup>th minute but remained on the pitch for the rest of the half, before being substituted in the 51<sup>st minute.

Despite initial concerns the youngster had ruptured his liver, Sky Sports reports he left hospital on 14 October, returning to Manchester to recover from bruising around the organs near his ribs.