Louis van Gaal confirms Manchester United trio will miss Everton game

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo will definitely miss Sunday’s trip to Goodison Park to face Everton.

Meanwhile, Daley Blind has returned to training but is doubtful for the clash against Roberto Martinez’s side.

The news will come as a blow to van Gaal, who was without all four players for last weekend’s 1-0 defeat against Chelsea.

The trio’s absence put Man United on the back foot before the game had even started, although they eventually put in an excellent performance at Stamford Bridge.

Carrick, in particular, will be a big miss in the game. The 33-year-old has been instrumental for United this season and is a central part of the team’s play.

With Jones and Rojo out, it is likely that van Gaal will once again turn to Paddy McNair to fill the void in central defence.

The Northern Irishman was superb against Chelsea and fans will be confident that he can impress against Everton. United will need to be on top form to secure all three points and stay ahead of Manchester City in Premier League table.

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