United boss Louis van Gaal gives injury update on Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans is on his way back to action for Manchester United.

Manchester United's injury problems this campaign have been well noted. The recent international break saw the likes of Michael Carrick, David De Gea and Daley Blind drop out of action as well as Angel Di Maria suffering injury against Portugal.

Recently they have had a couple of mini-boosts in the injury room.

Louis van Gaal confirmed that Manchester United's goalkeeper De Gea is fit for the game with Arsenal at the weekend, while Angel Di Maria and Michael Carrick will also likely be in contention.

While he also confirmed that Daley Blind's knee injury is not as serious as previously imagined. He ruled out the idea Blind could be out for six months.

He revealed this information during his press conference yesterday but the Manchester United boss went on to reveal that Jonny Evans is also approaching full fitness.

He told Manchester United TV:

“Evans is coming back. I think he’ll play in the second squad. The other players are not coming back. When they are coming back they need two weeks’ training. You have to build up [your fitness]."

Evans has not played for United since limping off 30 minutes into the 5-3 defeat against Leicester City in September and his return, which may be as soon as the game with Stoke City at the start of next month.

A timely boost for Manchester United.

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