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23/10/2013 22:27, Report by Tim Oscroft

Boss hopeful on RvP

David Moyes is hopeful that striker Robin van Persie will be fit for Saturday’s home game against Stoke after missing the Champions League win over Real Sociedad.

The Reds manager left the Dutch international out of the 18-man squad for the 1-0 victory on Wednesday night after a series of slight knocks warranted the 30-year-old being kept out of the firing line for now.  

“Robin, I hope, will be fit for the weekend,” Moyes said shortly after full-time at Old Trafford. “He’s had a couple of niggling injuries even before they went on international duty and they have all just caught up on him a little bit. I felt if I could get the chance to give him a breather a little bit I would do. Fortunately for us it worked out fine.”

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