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Marouane Fellaini could be in line to face former club Everton for the first time as a Manchester United player.

Phil Jones is suspended for Wednesday’s Old Trafford encounter and with Michael Carrick (Achilles) ruled out, Fellaini is the obvious replacement.

Robin van Persie has “a chance” of recovering from a combination of groin and toe problems.

Everton manager Roberto Martínez, meanwhile, has no new injury worries ahead of the trip to face Manchester United.

Bryan Oviedo is set to continue deputising for injured left back Leighton Baines after making only his second league start in 18 months against Stoke at the weekend.

Martínez’s big decision is whether to retain on-loan Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu after his impressive display against the Potters or bring back the safer option of Kevin Mirallas.

David Moyes faces his former club for the first time and must put emotions to one side as Manchester United attempt to return to winning ways after successive 2-2 draws (against Cardiff and Tottenham) in the Premier League.

His successor at Goodison, Roberto Martínez, will not need reminding that he has taken Everton to fifth place with 24 points, three places and two points more than United.

And one-time Everton favourite Wayne Rooney, after scoring five goals in five league games, will be eager to make it six out of six.

Stat of the game: Everton last won at Old Trafford in the league in August 1992 when Peter Beardsley, Robert Warzycha and Mo Johnston got the goals in a 3-0 win. Since then, in 20 visits, Everton have drawn four and lost 16.

Manchester United (Possible, 4-2-3-1): De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Fellaini, Giggs; Valencia, Kagawa, Young; Rooney.
Out: Carrick (Achilles), Fletcher (illness), Jones (suspended).
Tests: Van Persie (groin/toe).

Everton (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo; Mirallas, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar; Barkley; Lukaku.
Out: Alcaraz (hamstring), Baines (toe), Koné, Gibson (knee).

Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 8, R0 Y22.

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