Carlo Ancelotti confirmed James Rodriguez is in line to face Manchester United this weekend.
Ancelotti, the Everton manager, was without his star man for the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle but he will have the Colombia international to call upon on Saturday.
Rodriguez, 29, has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water.
He’s scored three goals and provided three assists in his first six matches in the top-flight of English football.
And while Ancelotti isn’t necessarily convinced he is 100% fit, he is trusting the player’s judgement and he will be involved in some capacity.
‘He said that he’s 100% I have some doubt that he’s 100% but it doesn’t matter for me,’ said Ancelotti.
The former Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain manager also confirmed that Jordan Pickford would return to the starting line-up.
Pickford was dropped for on-loan Swedish goalkeeper Robert Olsen, who didn’t do much wrong despite the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle.
However, Pickford will be thrown back in against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
‘He’s a good guy, a funny guy. I don’t want to change his mentality or his character. I think sometimes he made mistakes because he thought too much.
‘He has to use his instinct more, which is really good. He made fantastic saves because when he reacts he’s really top, top. When he has to act, sometimes he makes some mistakes in that situation.
‘But he’s still a young goalkeeper with a lot of quality, and there he can improve. It’s difficult to change the character of people.’