Man Utd Team News: Moyes Offers Injury Update On Smalling, Evans, Giggs + More

By on April 4, 2014

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Manchester United travel to the North East to take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday looking to keep alive their slim hopes of a top four finish.

Ahead of the game, boss David Moyes has been in front of the media at his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon and gave ManUtd.com a team news and injury update.

The Scot was able to confirm the good news that Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling are both back in full training and could be in contention to return to the squad this weekend.

Evans has been out in recent weeks with a calf injury while Smalling has been nursing a hamstring injury, but the defensive duo are now back training with the rest of the squad ahead of the trip to Tyneside.

However, Moyes also revealed that Ryan Giggs is a doubt after picking up a knock against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, while left-back Alex Buttner is also struggling having been forced off midway through the second half at Old Trafford in midweek.

Moyes told the clubs website:

“We have got Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling back in training, that helps us.”

“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.”

United head into the weekend action sitting seventh in the Premier League table and a full 10-points off fourth-placed Arsenal, so they have it all to do if the defending champions want to finish in the top four this season.

With that in mind, Moyes is expected to make some changes ahead of Wednesday night’s crucial Champions League second leg away at Bayern Munich.

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