Manchester United set to receive major injury boost ahead of Everton clash

Great news for Erik ten Hag.

Manchester United set to receive major injury boost ahead of Everton clash
Andre Onana injured his shoulder playing for Cameroon during the international break
Andre Onana injured his shoulder playing for Cameroon during the international break (Picture: Getty)

Andre Onana is set to hand Manchester United a major injury boost by declaring himself fit and available for Sunday’s Premier League game against Everton.

Despite his struggles since his high-profile transfer from Inter in the summer, Onana has remained an ever-present for Erik ten Hag who identified his former Ajax No.1 as the ideal replacement for club legend David de Gea.

The 27-year-old, however, sparked fears last week that he would be unfit for what is likely to be a testing trip to Goodison Park when he was forced off during Cameroon’s clash with Mauritius last Friday.

Summer signing Altay Bayindir had been lined-up to make his first appearance for his new club following his move from Fenerbahce but, according to Fabrizio Romano, Onana is ready to declare himself fit.

United are also hopeful of being able to select Luke Shaw for the first time since August with the England left-back having returned to full fitness.

Luke Shaw could make his Manchester United comeback against Everton
Luke Shaw could make his Manchester United comeback against Everton (Picture: Getty)

Shaw took part in first team training on Wednesday for a session which was overseen by fellow defender Lisandro Martinez who is hoping to make his comeback from a broken foot in the New Year.

United to have a number of other injury concerns with Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund both likely to be unavailable.

Mason Mount is likely to be afforded an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular midfield place but who is set to lead United’s attack is less clear.

Anthony Martial has featured only sporadically so far this season but would appear to be the most likely candidate given Marcus Rashford’s failure to impress in a central striking role earlier this season.

MORE : Sir Jim Ratcliffe plans to copy Chelsea blueprint at Manchester United

MORE : Former Chelsea boss Graham Potter turns down Sweden job with his preference to return to club management

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.