Matic and Sanchez close to returns

Matic and Sanchez close to returns

Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez could return to Premier League action for Manchester United at Everton on Sunday. Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that several of the injured players in his Manchester United squad are close to returning to full fitness.

Sanchez has not played a Premier League game since suffering a knee injury in the 3-2 victory over Southampton at the beginning of March, but did make a brief cameo appearance as a substitute against Barcelona on Tuesday night. Matic has missed the last four games through a combination of injury and illness, but he could also feature against the Toffees this weekend.

“We’ll have 20 [players] training this morning [Friday], plus the keepers, which is not bad,” Ole told MUTV. “Nemanja and Alexis had a good session yesterday [Thursday] as well, so they will probably be involved.” Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly, neither of whom have played for the Reds this month due to injury, are also edging closer to first-team returns.

“Ander is back in training – he’s been working really hard. Eric will be back in training over the weekend, Antonio we’re not sure about yet,” the boss added. But Luke Shaw is out on Sunday as he serves the second game in a two-match Premier League ban for picking up 10 yellow cards.

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