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03/12/2013 14:00, Report by Mark Froggatt

Robin to face Everton?

David Moyes says United striker Robin van Persie has a chance of returning from injury to play against Everton in the Barclays Premier League on Wednesday night.

Van Persie has not featured for the Reds since scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on 10 November. The Dutch maestro did travel to White Hart Lane for Sunday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham, although he was not named in the matchday squad.

However, speaking at his midweek pre-match press conference at the Aon Training Complex, the manager revealed his hope that United's no.20 could make a comeback against the Toffees at the Theatre of Dreams. “Robin is okay," he told reporters. "He has a chance of playing.” 

United head into Wednesday's encounter on the back of three tricky away games that saw the Reds record two Premier League draws at Cardiff and Spurs, as well as an impressive 5-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

Now, Moyes is keen to extend such promising form: “The job is to keep it going, keep winning and keep on a good run of form. We've done that but as I've repeated myself many times we let in a late goal at Cardiff which turned what would have been a really good week into one that wasn't quite as good as we would have liked. But we still drew two games and won one last week. We'd like that to be a better ratio but nevertheless it's not a bad one either.”

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