Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their derby day disappointment when they take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
The champions welcome back Nemanja Vidic from suspension though fellow defenders Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are doubtful with hamstring and calf problems respectively and Robin van Persie remains out with a knee injury.
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Manchester United will be without defensive pair Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans for this evening’s crucial Champions League last sixteen second leg against Olympiakos at Old Trafford.
Juan Mata will also be absent having already represented Chelsea in this season’s competition, while Nani remains side-lined with hamstring problem though Javier Hernandez could feature.
Manchester United face an uphill battle if they are to reach Wembley this season after losing the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final to Sunderland by two goals to one at the Stadium of Light.
An own goal from Ryan Giggs gave the hosts the lead on the stroke of half time, before Nemanja Vidic drew United level seven minutes after the break.
Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, beating Aston Villa 3-0 at Villa Park.
Danny Welbeck doubled his league goals tally for the season with two quick fire goals in the first half, before Tom Cleverley put the result beyond doubt seven minutes into the second half.
A brace from Wayne Rooney earned a point for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane yesterday afternoon.
England right-back Kyle Walker put the hosts in front on eighteen minutes before Rooney levelled terms just after the half hour mark.
Manchester United are set to welcome back Nemanja Vidic and Robin van Persie for Sunday afternoon’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
The pair both missed the 5-0 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday evening, but could both be handed starting berths at the weekend, while Ryan Giggs is set to feature – two days after his fortieth birthday.
Manchester United are set to welcome back Robin van Persie for tomorrow’s visit of Stoke City, after the striker sat out of Wednesday’s win over Real Sociedad in a bid to recover from toe and groin problems.
Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck could also return after recovering from their respective injuries.
Ryan Giggs has said that he is enjoying his new role at Manchester United, despite the clubs stuttering start to the season.
The winger, who turns 40 next month, was installed as player-coach following David Moyes appointment as manager in the summer having spent his entire career at Old Trafford.
A strike from Brazilian striker Taison fourteen minutes from time denied Manchester United all three points in their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena yesterday evening.
Danny Welbeck gave David Moyes’ men the lead on eighteen minutes, poking in from Marouane Fellaini’s low ball.
Manchester United are lining up an improved bid for Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines after seeing a bid of £28m rejected out of hand, the Metro understand.
David Moyes will now reportedly offer £35m, with £20m of that weighted toward the Belgian international; a figure which the club believe will be enough to land both players.