Cahill blow hits Everton plans

The Australian was forced off with a calf injury during the

Toffees’ Europa League victory over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. His

absence further depletes boss David Moyes’ options ahead of

Saturday lunchtime’s Premier League clash against United at

Goodison Park. Everton learned earlier this week that another

influential midfielder, Marouane Fellaini, will miss the rest of

the season with an ankle injury. John Heitinga is available after

missing the Sporting tie through ineligibility and Steven Pienaar

returns to Premier League duty after suspension. Tony Hibbert

(groin), Victor Anichebe (back) and loan signing Philippe Senderos

(back) are still out but progressing and long-term absentee Phil

Jagielka (knee) is also back in training. Kick-off is at 12.45pm.

Everton (from): Howard, Yobo, Baines, Distin, Neville, Pienaar,

Osman, Arteta, Rodwell, Saha, Yakubu, Bilyaletdinov, Donovan,

Vaughan, Gosling, Coleman, Heitinga, Baxter, Duffy, Nash.