Di Maria in contention for Manchester United's clash with Aston Villa

The Argentine has not featured for the Red Devils since a 3-0 home win over Hull City on November 29, but has resumed full training and could return to the squad

Louis van Gaal has revealed Angel Di Maria is in contention to be on the bench for Manchester United’s trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Di Maria has not featured since United’s 3-0 win over Hull City on November 29 due to a hamstring injury, but Van Gaal revealed in his press conference on Friday that the Argentina international has now resumed full training.

“Of course Angel Di Maria has trained this week with us, so it’s always dependable how I have to compare with other players because he’s not match fit after one week,” the Dutchman told reporters.

“So maybe I will select him for the bench or maybe not. I have to make my decision because we have to train, so one training [session] to go.”

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Van Gaal also confirmed that Radamel Falcao is back in the reckoning for a starting spot against Villa, having last featured from the beginning in United’s 2-1 win over Everton on October 5.

“He has shown fitness,” Van Gaal added when asked about Falcao. “Maybe I shall select him for the bench, maybe for the line-up.”

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