Defensive boost for United

Phil Jones

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.

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