Defensive boost for United
Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic are set to bolster Manchester United’s defence for their FA Cup trip to West Ham.
Jones has missed three games with a minor injury while Vidic was rested for the New Year’s Day trip to Wigan.
Wayne Rooney (knee) has been ruled out for a further two weeks while Nani (hamstring) will not be considered despite returning to training this morning.
Provisional squad: Lindegaard, De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evans, Buttner, Evra, Cleverley, Giggs, Fletcher, Scholes, Carrick, Kagawa, Young, Hernandez, Welbeck, Van Persie.