Jones could return against Chelsea but five are ruled out

Manchester United defender Phil Jones could be in contention to face Chelsea on Sunday, though five players are ruled out.

The England centre-back, 23, suffered an ankle injury in the win over Swansea on 2 January and has missed his side’s last six matches.

Jones is now back in full training with the first team ahead of United’s visit to Stamford Bridge.

However, Bastian Schweinsteiger is still out with a knee injury and joins long-term absentees Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia on the sidelines.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, 19, is set to continue at left-back but Marouane Fellaini could be doubtful after coming off late on in United’s win over Stoke on Tuesday.

For Chelsea, Pedro faces a late fitness test but Loic Remy is out and Alexandre Pato has been put on an intensive fitness regime.