Patrice Evra is set to return to the Manchester United first-team for Wednesday night’s clash with Galatasaray, according to BBC Sport.
The France international suffered a minor knock whilst away on World Cup qualifying duty with Les Bleus, and as such was rested for the Red Devils’ 4-0 victory over Wigan in the Premier League on Saturday.
Alexander Buttner, who signed from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer as a long-term replacement for the ageing Evra, started against the Latics and impressed on his debut.
Despite the young Dutch full-back even scoring an individual goal in the rout of Roberto Martinez’s men, Evra will be reinstated to Sir Alex Ferguson’s staring XI for the clash with the Turkish giants.
Attackers Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa also did not start the game against the Latics after also picking up injuries on international duty, but both new men have been training with the side and are thought to be fully available for Ferguson to select in midweek if desired.
By Gareth McKnight