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01/03/2013 10:00, Report by Mark Froggatt

RvP fit to face Norwich

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Robin van Persie is fit and available for Manchester United’s clash with Norwich in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

There were concerns the Dutchman might miss the clash after bruising his hip by colliding with a television camera during last weekend’s 2-0 win at QPR. But the striker has trained all week and will be in contention to start against the Canaries at Old Trafford.

Speaking during his weekly press conference at Carrington, the boss also gave an update on Phil Jones after the England international suffered an ankle injury against Reading late last month.

“Phil Jones starts running today,” Sir Alex revealed. “He’s got a fight on his hands to be ready for Tuesday [Real Madrid] but we’ll give him every chance. He won't be available for tomorrow [Norwich].

“We have no injury issues. Robin van Persie has trained this week – he's available for tomorrow. His hip was very tender but he's okay now.

“Tomorrow is an important one because Tuesday will look after itself. It's an occasion on Tuesday whereas tomorrow is the mundane practical situation in that we need to win.”

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