Moyes gives latest Man United injury update ahead of Newcastle clash
Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling return Manchester United training ahead of Saturday's clash at Newcastle
Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling have returned Manchester United training ahead of Saturday’s clash with Newcastle United, David Moyes has revealed.
Evans has not featured since picking up a groin injury in the 2-1 loss to Stoke City back at the start of February, while Smalling missed most of March’s games with a hamstring strain.
However, Moyes has confirmed that the defensive duo are in contention to feature for Saturday’s trip to St James’ Park.
The only thing we are thinking about is the Newcastle game
“We have got Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling back in training. That helps us,” said Moyes.
“Ryan Giggs picked up a wee bit of an injury in the [Bayern] game and we are not quite so worried about Alex Büttner. He is not as bad as when he first came off.
“We have got Jonny and Chris on the way back, which is important for us because we have missed them through what has arguably been one of the most difficult times of the season for us. We could have done with their youth and enthusiasm.”
Manchester United head into Saturday’s clash seventh in the Premier League table and 10 points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
“The only thing we are thinking about is the Newcastle game,” Moyes added. “The focus is all on Newcastle.
“We have to go up there and put on a good performance and get three points, trying to build a little bit of momentum towards the end of the season. We will go there and try to do that.”