Robin van Persie and Phil Jones fit for Manchester United vs. Swansea

Robin van Persie and Phil Jones have been passed fit to make their Manchester United comebacks at Swansea.

Joint-top scorer Van Persie missed the 3-1 win at Preston with a knock while centre-back Jones came off in the fifth minute of the victory over Burnley with an ankle injury.

But United will visit the Liberty Stadium with only Michael Carrick on the injured list.

And they have received a boost with the news their vice-captain, who has missed the last three games because of a calf injury, will resume training next week.

"They [Jones and van Persie] are fit to play," manager Louis van Gaal told MUTV. "Only Carrick is still injured. I think he shall train with the group next week. I expect that, but you never know. You'll have to wait and see."

Van Persie gives United an option to the out-of-form Radamel Falcao in attack while Jones could challenge Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling for the centre-back spots.

Van Gaal believes he is finally close to fielding his strongest side after a season when United have suffered more than 50 injuries.

He said in a news conference: "We are very close to that stage. I have started in the first four months to select out of only the fit players and as you know we have always had 10 or 11 injuries .

"Now in the last months we have only one or two players injured, for example now only Michael Carrick is injured, so that is also a big difference. That is also because the way of training the players have to adapt, this has been completed and that is different to the beginning.

"We don't have to forget that we have said it in advance that the American tour was not good for the preparation for a team in the Premier League."