With the potential departure of Marouane Fellaini looming as a likely outcome this summer Everton have been linked with Dutch International Leroy Fer as a potential replacement.
Adnan Januzaj became the second United - and Belgium - player to be struck down with a virus which has affected a number of Manchester United squad members to varying degrees.
Flying winger Jefferson Montero could miss the remainder of the Christmas schedule because of injury after limping out of the win over Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium on Friday.
Angel di Maria has suffered another injury – this time in training – making the Argentine winger a serious doubt for GW19.
Alexis Sanchez was all over the pitch winning a penalty, having it saved, scoring Arsenal's first and then assisting on their second in a 2-1 Boxing Day win over QPR.
Charlie Austin was at it again with a goal from the penalty spot but QPR couldn't stage another big comeback as they lost their ninth consecutive away match at the Emirates 2-1 on Boxing Day.
Roberto Martinez will be sweating on the fitness of a number of players ahead of the clash with Newcastle at St James’ Park in GW19.
Southampton defender Toby Alderweireld continued his hot fantasy form with a goal in the Saints' win over Crystal Palace.
Leonardo Ulloa returned to Leicester's starting lineup with a goal.
Southampton got on the board early in the 17th minute and kept their foot on the gas, cruising to victory over Crystal Palace 3-1 on Boxing Day.
Diego Costa was back in top form today with a goal and an assist against West Ham United.
Sam Vokes was brought on as a substitute in the final stages in an effort to find a equalizer against Liverpool, but the Clarets were kept quiet in a 0-1 loss.