Alexis and Lingard back in training for Man Utd ahead of Everton clash

Sanchez had been deemed “not available” by Jose Mourinho having missed the Juventus loss with a groin problem, but could now feature on Sunday

Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard have given Manchester United a major boost ahead of the Premier League visit of Everton on Sunday.

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Both players trained on Saturday despite nursing groin injuries and could now be in contention to feature at Old Trafford.

Sanchez sat out the Champions League defeat to Juventus and manager Jose Mourinho had suggested the Chile international would be unavailable for the weekend fixture.

“In this moment he’s struggling because he’s injured and we come to the Chelsea match to try to help the team but his physical condition was not good and then he had to stop and was not available for Juventus and is not available for tomorrow again, so now is to be physically in the best conditions,” he told the media.

Lingard has not played since the Carabao Cup defeat to Derby County in September but could be in line for a return after featuring in the session.

The 25-year-old has made just six appearances this term but suggested last week that he would be “back on the pitch soon”.

Mourinho is optimistic that Lingard could face Marco Silva’s side, having recovered from a groin problem which he suffered during England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals.

Asked about his chances of facing the Toffees, the manager stated: “Can he help us in the next match? That is the question we have to answer tomorrow or, if we wait, one more week of stability for the work, so he can be back next week. So he’s almost there.”

Marouane Fellaini returned from the international break with an injury, missing the draw with Chelsea and loss to Juve as a result, but also trained on the eve of the game against his former club.

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