posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 11:54 AM
Ruud van Nistelrooy could be back for Manchester United at Everton on Saturday if he comes through training without a problem this week. The
28-year-old Holland striker will make a well-timed return to United's Carrington training base on Tuesday after almost three months on the sidelines
with an Achilles injury.
Sir Alex Ferguson has always maintained van Nistelrooy's major target was the Champions League clash with AC Milan on February 23 and has indicated he
would be happy to let the former PSV Eindhoven striker play against the Italians without the benefit of a warm-up game.
But if van Nistelrooy proves his fitness during the week, a spot on the bench for the FA Cup encounter at Goodison Park is a definite possibility as
Ferguson looks to ease the pressure on man-of-the-moment Wayne Rooney.