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29/11/2013 14:11, Report by Ben Hibbs & Mark Froggatt

Moyes' selection dilemma

David Moyes says that competition for places is intensifying within Manchester United's squad as the Reds boss feels his side is "beginning to show what we are capable of."

United's 5-0 Champions League away win against Bayer Leverkusen in midweek proves that confidence is growing in the Reds camp and that leaves Moyes with some difficult decisions to make on team selection for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

"The best is to come and I still think we can continue to improve and progress," said a confident Moyes at his pre-match press conference at the Aon Training Complex.

"We had some little bits of inconsistency at times, which we need to try to do better with, but there have been moments that have shown we are beginning to come right back into form. That is what I hope. Midweek [against Bayer Leverkusen] certainly showed what we are capable of when we are playing well and the job is to do that week in, week out."

There was no definitive news on the availability of Robin van Persie, who struggled with toe and groin problems in recent weeks. Asked about the Dutchman's fitness, as well as others in the squad, Moyes said: "They've got a chance, they've all got a chance."

Tottenham suffered a 6-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out in the league, although they followed it with a 2-0 Europa League win over Tromso on Thursday. Moyes isn't expecting an easy ride at White Hart Lane. "No matter when you play Tottenham, it'll always be a hard game," he added. "We're both coming off the back of European games, but we will go down there and try to win the game."

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