Alexis Sanchez set to make league comeback for Manchester United in crucial Everton clash

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Alexis Sanchez set to make league comeback for Manchester United in crucial Everton clash as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his stars arrive for training ahead of top four run-in

  • The Chile international has not played for the Red Devils since the start of March
  • Alexis Sanchez came on in the final moments in United’s 3-0 defeat on Tuesday
  • Luke Shaw will serve the second of a two-match ban for picking up 10 bookings
  • Ashley Young will be available after serving his one-match ban against West Ham

Alexis Sanchez is set to make his Premier League return for Manchester United against Everton on Sunday. 

The Chile international has not played for the Red Devils since the beginning of March due to a knee injury. 

But Sanchez came on in the final few moments in United’s 3-0 defeat at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night and now looks ready to play according to his manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived at Manchester United's Carrington training ground on Thursday

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground on Thursday

The Red Devils manager will be preparing for his side's clash with Everton on Sunday afternoon

The Red Devils manager will be preparing for his side’s clash with Everton on Sunday afternoon

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata arrived to training on Thursday morning

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata arrived to training on Thursday morning

Marcos Rojo deputised for the suspended Ashley Young against West Ham last weekend

 Marcos Rojo deputised for the suspended Ashley Young against West Ham last weekend

David De Gea made a howler against Barcelona in United's 3-0 defeat at the Nou Camp

David De Gea made a howler against Barcelona in United’s 3-0 defeat at the Nou Camp



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Solskjaer said: ‘It was important that he got 15 minutes on the pitch and for his mentality as well – he knows his knee is okay. 

‘He was close to getting a goal. Hopefully he can give us a bit towards the end of the season so we can push to get into the top four.’  

Luke Shaw will serve the second of a two-match ban for picking up 10 bookings during the campaign, but Ashley Young will be available following his one-match ban.   

Eric Bailly has not played since sustaining a head injury while on international duty in March and there is no update as of yet on his fitness. 

Marcus Rashford is stalling over a new contract as he wants £200,000 a week to stay

Marcus Rashford is stalling over a new contract as he wants £200,000 a week to stay

Luke Shaw will serve the second of a two-match after picking up 10 bookings this season

Luke Shaw will serve the second of a two-match after picking up 10 bookings this season

UNITED FIXTURES 

Everton (A) – Sunday

Manchester City (H) – April 24

Chelsea (H) – April 28

Huddersfield (A) – May 5

Cardiff (H) – May 12 

Nemanja Matic could have a part to play after the Serbian was named on the bench against Barcelona. 

The former Chelsea midfielder has not played since the end of March, but could be utilised by Solskjaer with big games on the horizon.

It looks like this weekend’s fixture will be too soon for Ander Herrera to return to the fold. 

Like Matic, the Spaniard last played against the Hornets but continues to be sidelined with a hamstring injury. 

The Red Devils sit sixth in the table, two points off Arsenal and Chelsea in fourth and fifth respectively and three points behind Tottenham in third.  

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