Everton manager Ronald Koeman says he will pay a visit to Seamus Coleman next week and revealed that the Toffees will be without Morgan Schneiderlin and Aaron Lennon for the game against Manchester United on Tuesday (4 April).
Coleman, 28, suffered a broken leg after being on the receiving end of an abhorrent challenge from Wales defender Neil Taylor during the international break and is set to be out until the end of the year.
While Koeman was unable to offer an update regarding the state of Coleman's injury, he did say the Irishman's mood will improve as the days go by. The former Southampton manager also had nothing new to report about James McCarthy, who has proved to be the topic of a hot debate between him and Republic Ireland boss Martin O'Neill.
Asked in his press conference for an update on his stricken right-back, the Everton boss said: "No no, he's at home and of course day-by-day his mood will be better, next week I will go to see him."
Koeman later turned his attention to other members of Everton's injured contingent and confirmed that the Toffees will be without former Manchester United midfielder Schneiderlin for the trip to Old Trafford. The Dutchman will also have to make do without former Tottenham winger Lennon, who has not played since the middle of February.
"The same players from last Saturday are available (to face Manchester United)," added Koeman. "No Morgan Schneiderlin, he's doing well and will be part of team for the weekend (against Leicester). The same for Aaron Lennon, he's not physically ready to be part of the team tomorrow."
Everton are licking their wounds after suffering a 3-1 defeat by Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, but they could elevate themselves above Manchester United with a victory at Old Trafford. History does not favour Koeman's men, though; they have won just one of their last 24 visits to the Theatre of Dreams.