However, the pair will not be included in the squad to face Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday. Bastian Schweinsteiger, meanwhile, has completed two cameo appearances from the substitute’s bench since returning to fitness.
Man United have had to contend with a number of injuries over the course of the campaign, with the first team squad stripped to its bare bones.
Van Gaal is in desperate need of results following a poor run but he is taking the sensible option by not rushing back his players.
He would have been tempted, but it is not worth the risk heading into a crucial few months in United’s season.