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.
David Moyes' anticipated return to Goodison Park, where he managed Everton the previous seasons, did not go as hoped as Manchester United once again looked outclassed in a 2-0 loss to the Toffees.
Jonny Evans, Marouane Fellaini, and Rafael Da Silva have all stayed in Manchester while the team travels to Munich for their return leg Champions League match against Bayern on Wednesday.
David Moyes will get a defensive boost with the presence of Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Rio Ferdinand in his Manchester Derby squad.