Antonio Valencia has been training for a week and Louis Van Gaal has stated that he's likely ready for a place on the bench against Liverpool.
Valencia, who has been out after foot surgery since early November, has been declared fit and could feature as soon as Week 29 against West Brom.
While there weren't many details, Louis Van Gaal said that there was a "light at the end of the tunnel" for long term absentees Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo.
Antonio Valencia has successfully undergone foot surgery and the Ecuador international is expected to miss the up-to five months.
Antonio Valencia is a question mark for the visit of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday as he continues to recover from a foot injury.
Antonio Valencia will miss his second consecutive match for Manchester United after leaving the Manchester Derby injured.
Antonio Valencia was injured late in the Manchester Derby and is doubtful for the League Cup match with Middlesbrough on Wednesday.
Louis van Gaal made one change from the side which won at Goodison Park in game week nine as Antonio Valencia replaced Matteo Darmian to help combat the pace of Raheem Sterling during Sundays’ Manchester derby.
Antonio Valencia, questionable according to Louis Van Gaal's statement yesterday, was deemed fit enough to start against Wolfsburg on Wednesday.
Manchester United and Matteo Darmian have reportedly agreed on the terms of a four-year contract for the Italian international to join the club from Torino.
Manchester United look to have agreed a deal to take Italian full-back Matteo Darmain to Old Trafford for a fee believed to be in the region of $22 million.
Antonio Valencia took to social media to confirm the success of an unspecified surgical procedure with the Manchester United full-back now facing a race against time to feature in the upcoming Copa America tournament.
Antonio Valencia joins a host of returning United players who have been declared fit ahead of their critical Week 21 match with Southampton.
Antonio Valencia faces a late fitness check ahead of the New Years Day match with Stoke City after a groin strain saw him leave early against Spurs.