Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that Angel di Maria could feature against Aston Villa on Saturday.
The Red Devils will take on the Villans at Villa Park in the Premier League looking for their seventh successive win.
Argentina international winger Di Maria has been struggling with a hamstring injury, but he has returned to training and could be on the substitutes’ bench.
Louis van Gaal says Angel Di Maria is getting close to full fitness and could be on the bench for tomorrow's game at Aston Villa. #mufc— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 19, 2014
"Angel has trained this week with us," Van Gaal told reporters. "It’s always dependable on how I have to compare with other players because he’s not match fit after one week.
"What I’ve said about [Robin] van Persie and Falcao, I say also for Di Maria – it is no different. It is a procedure and he has to follow the procedure.
"Maybe I shall select him for the bench, or maybe not. I have to make my decision because we have one training [session] to go."
United are currently third in the Premier League table with 31 points from 16 matches.