Manchester United’s record breaking £59.7 million signing Angel Di Maria could be in line for a return to the first team for the Old Trafford club against Newcastle United on Boxing Day.
Di Maria has not started a game since the 29th of August, when he suffered a small hamstring tear against Hull City.
However, he returned to the pitch against Aston Villa at the weekend, playing around half an hour as a second half substitute for the Red Devils.
Man Utd were ultimately held to a 1-1 draw by the Villa Park club on Saturday, having initially gone behind to a Christian Benteke goal.
They scored an equaliser through Radamel Falcao, but the draw halted a run of six wins on the bounce, which had lifted them to title contention.
Di Maria could now be handed a start against the north east side on Boxing Day, having proven his fitness in that draw.