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23/02/2014 09:38, Report by Adam Marshall

Moyes checks on trio

David Moyes will check on the fitness of defensive trio Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Rafael before finalising his plans for the Champions League trip to Olympiacos.

The Reds fly to Greece on Monday for the first leg of the last 16 encounter on the back of a convincing win at Crystal Palace thanks to second-half goals from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

Evans, Jones and Rafael all missed the victory in the capital but United still kept a clean sheet.

"We’ve got a few injuries but I’m hoping we might get a few of them back for Tuesday," stated the boss. "We’ll get a chance to see how Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Rafael are on Sunday and see if they can join us.

"We’ve got a tough European game coming up on Tuesday now. I wanted to win [at Palace] so we could go into it in form and with confidence. It’s such a big game for us. We hadn’t played for 10 days before Saturday, so I wanted to make sure all the players were ready and will be ready to perform again on Tuesday."

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