Manchester United trio set to return for Everton clash

Manchester United trio Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, and Phil Jones are all set to return to action against Everton this weekend, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The three first-team players were all sidelined during the 1-0 loss to league leaders Chelsea last week, with the injuries to Blind and Carrick forcing captain Wayne Rooney to play in defensive midfield.

However, their return could mean Rooney may regain his lone role up top, as manager Louis van Gaal looks to continue his winning formation with his five-man midfield.

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United were forced to play youngster Paddy McNair in central defence against Jose Mourinho’s side, but Jones is likely to take his place alongside Chris Smalling.

With the Red Devils slowly securing their place in the top four, another victory at Goodison Park takes them a step closer to European qualification.

Rivals Manchester City are only a point behind them in fourth, meaning any slip up in their performances could see them lose their third place position.