Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is set to return from injury to face former club Everton on Saturday, Sky sources understand.

The 29-year-old has been sidelined by an ankle injury suffered during a training session with England and missed the 2-0 European Qualifier victory over Estonia at Wembley on Saturday as a result.

Rooney did not travel to Vilnius ahead of Monday's final qualifier against Lithuania and Everton defender Phil Jagielka will captain Roy Hodgson's team in his absence.

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However, Sky sources understand the forward is likely to be fit for United's trip to Merseyside at the weekend, which will come as a boost for manager Louis van Gaal.

United have made a promising start to the Premier League season and currently sit in third place, two points off leaders Manchester City.

Rooney's return to fitness will be a welcome relief for Van Gaal, with the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow and derby match with Manchester City to follow their game at Everton.