Manchester United have suffered from more injuries than any other club in the league this season, particularly in defence.

Jonny Evans has revealed they are unsure what to do about these “freak injuries”.

Players don’t get injured on purpose. There have been injuries with the odd hamstring or groin, there have been quite a few of those, but Rojo dislocated his shoulder and I had a fracture in my foot. There were a couple of other injuries – Phil Jones has got one that came out of the blue. It’s hard to say – we don’t want any more injuries but what can we do about it? They’re freak injuries and it’s difficult from that point of view. It’d be nice to get settled in the team – everyone in the squad wants to get settled in their position as well.

Evans played for the Reserves this week in a 5-0 win over Blackburn Rovers but is not ready for the first team yet.

It’s nice to get 60-odd minutes under my belt. It’s been a long time coming. I didn’t expect to be out this long so I’m pleased to get some minutes. I thought the lads played well and it was an enjoyable game to be part of. I think the manager will have to assess that [a first-team recall] and also the fitness coaches. I’ve been training for a week or two now but it’s taking me time to get my fitness up as I’ve been out for so long.