Trio back for Red Devils
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Jonny Evans could all return for Saturday's game with Norwich.
Last Updated: 01/10/11 8:51am
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Jonny Evans could all return to the side for Saturday's game with Norwich.
Rooney has missed the last two matches against Stoke and Basel with a hamstring strain while Hernandez was substituted early on last weekend against The Potters with a dead leg.
The England forward had been expected to be out for a few weeks but has healed quicker than expected and he could now take his place up front alongside the Mexican for their clash with the Canaries at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland international Evans has been absent for the past fortnight with an ankle problem and his return is a timely defensive boost for Ferguson after his side shipped three goals in the Champions League in midweek.
"Wayne and Javier Hernandez will be fit for tomorrow. They trained yesterday very well and I was pleased with that," revealed Ferguson.
"Jonny Evans also comes back, hopefully that will help us in the defensive part as we're certainly changing the back four at the moment."
Speaking of the Basel game - which saw United squander a two-goal advantage and need a last-minute goal to draw 3-3 - Ferguson admitted his players may have underestimated the Swiss outfit.
"People say our performance was careless and we underestimated our opponents and maybe there's an element of truth in that," added the Scot.
"I certainly wasn't happy, even in the first half I could sense we were too relaxed and could have lost three goals in the first half.
"We could have scored goals as well but were too cavalier. We're attacking in the way we're playing at the moment and people can enjoy it but we have to do better defensively."