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James Rodriguez is fit for Everton's clash with Manchester United after Carlo Ancelotti confirmation

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 06/11/2020 Adam Jones
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Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that James Rodriguez will be fit to face Manchester United at Goodison Park this weekend.

The Colombia international has been a revelation since his move to Merseyside from Real Madrid in the summer, helping to transform the attacking threat the Blues have offered so far in 2020/21.

However, the playmaker was absent for the 2-1 loss to Newcastle United at St James' Park last weekend thanks to what was described by the club as a "small injury".

Images of Rodriguez back in training at USM Finch Farm were released on Friday afternoon before Ancelotti sat down to face the media for his pre-United press conference.

And the Everton boss confirmed that the influential star was back in contention.

He said: "Yes we have practically all the squad available.

"It is important to have not only James, to have Coleman and Digne back to have a better squad and team.

"It will be an important and difficult game."

He added: "He said that he's 100%. I have some doubt that he's 100% but it doesn't matter for me!"

Rodriguez has bagged three Premier League goals and as many assists so far during his time with Everton.

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