Leighton Baines may have played his last game for Everton.
The England fullback has been ruled out for six weeks with a fractured toe.
The Daily Star says Manchester United are poised to go back in for Baines, 28, when the transfer window reopens.
David Moyes failed with bids over the summer and United are expected to up their chase in January.
The severity of the injury means he could sign for United before he gets another chance to run out for the Toffees.
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