Manchester United Center-back Jonny Evans has handed Van gaal an injury boost after featuring in the Lancashire Senior Cup quarter-final against Blackburn with the reserves.
Jonny Evans, Ander Herrera and Adnan Januzaj all started the game as United won by five goals to nothing.
Evans was substituted at the 64th minute, but Januzaj and Herrera completed the game.
Evans' return after weeks out will also ease United's injury problems with many senior defenders [Shaw, Rafael, Jones, and Rojo] out.
Written by @SimonOmokhua