Manu Lanzini looks set to miss out on today’s clash with Southampton and James Collins will need to pass a morning fitness test if he’s to make the starting line up.
Lanzini has been in doubt all week whilst Ginge is suffering from a tight hamstring with this morning’s test crucial to his chances of making the team.
However, Cheik Kouyate is understood to have recovered from a bout of illness whilst on international duty and is available for the match.
David Moyes will need to consider whether he or Declan Rice lines up alongside Angelo Ogbonna should Ginge not make it although both are booked for places in the starting line up.
Rice would move into a midfield role should the manager opt to use Kouyate at the back whilst Joao Mario has a big chance to impress given that he is the likely replacement for Lanzini.
Joe Hart is likely to retain the goalkeeping spot.