Manchester United defender Patrice Evra insists they will overcome their injury list.

Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans and Javier Hernandez join a lengthy injury list which already includes Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling, Rafael, Tom Cleverley and Darron Gibson, although Rio Ferdinand and Danny Welbeck both returned to Premier League action against Stoke City.

"We are Manchester United and we don't like to make excuses but it is difficult to come to a place like Stoke with those types of players," admitted Evra. "We have many players who are not here tonight."