There is good news for Manchester United in the fitness front with defender Rafael making it to the squad for Saturday's Premiership encounter with Everton and midfielder Darren Fletcher recovering sufficiently enough to return to training.
Rafael was out with a hamstring injury he sustained during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Chelsea on April 6. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that the young right back would be in contention to play at Old Trafford against Everton on Saturday.
Fletcher, who had been out for seven-weeks due to a virus, has returned to training and though he won't play a part in the immediate future, it is hoped that he can regain fitness in time for the Champions League semifinal second leg against Schalke 04.
However, Berbatov is a doubt to feature against Everton as he has a groin strain.
Ferguson said, Darren Fletcher is back training, he should be available again in ten days. He's excelled in big games over the years. When he's fit, he'll come straight back into the team. Rafael is back in the squad. (Dimitar) Berbatov has a slight groin strain, we'll see how he is tomorrow. Otherwise, everyone is fine.
With five games left in the league and United commanding a six point lead, the title run-in makes for interesting viewing, especially with matches against Chelsea and Arsenal in May.