Jonny Evans is back from suspension and injury but Louis Van Gaal has indicated that he is short of the playing rhythm necessary to start.
Jonny Evans is now eligible to play again after being suspended but a nerve issue in his lower back will keep him from the squad.
Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse have both been charged by the FA for their respective roles in the spitting incident in yesterday's match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at St James Park.
Since his return from injury pundits have openly discussed the merits of utilising Angel di Maria in a deeper role with the game in front of him as opposed to his more advanced position of recent times with the Argentine playing with his back to goal.
Louis Van Gaal will have to cobble together another defensive line-up with Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Rafael all injured and Chris Smalling suspended.
Jonny Evans won't be ready to return for the Manchester Derby despite being close in his return from an ankle injury.
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is facing up to a month on the sidelines amid fears that he sustained minor ankle ligament damage during Sunday’s 5-3 defeat at the King Power Stadium.
Manchester United’s defensive problems deepen as Jonny Evans is replaced after 30 minutes at the King Power Stadium on Sunday while Tyler Blackett was shown red.
Jonny Evans was part of United's clean sheet victory and drove his point total in Week 4 up with three blocked shots against Harry Redknapp's Queens Park Rangers.
Jonny Evans returned to active duty against MK Dons this week and will likely eye a return to league action this weekend against Burnley
Manchester United defenders Jonny Evans and Luke Shaw have been ruled out of the opening match of the season due to injuries.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirmed during yesterday’s post-match press conference that Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw missed the friendly victory over Valencia because of injury.
With both Manchester clubs interested, Eliaquim Mangala has reportedly told his agent that he prefers the red side of Manchester to the blue.
Ryan Giggs stated today that Jonny Evans will probably miss the remainder of the season through injury.