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United given triple injury boost ahead of Tottenham including Van Persie and Rafael

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have been handed some positive injury news as Robin van Persie, Rafael and Nemanja Vidic all have a chance of being fit in time for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The trio were missing from the squad this week for United’s resounding 5-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen and it wasn’t known whether they would be ready for the trip to London.

However, when asked about them at this afternoon’s press conference, Moyes indicated that they may be back for the Tottenham game.

“They all have a chance,” he told reporters.

“I still think the best [form] is to come. Midweek showed what we are capable of when we’re playing well.”

Last year, Tottenham ripped United to shreds at Old Trafford while the return leg at White Hart Lane was a tense affair that saw us concede a late equaliser after a poor punch by David de Gea and it is going to be a tough game, despite their lack of potency in front of goal, given how strong their squad is.

There is no doubt that Van Persie will be itching to play against Tottenham but after the performance of Shinji Kagawa and Wayne Rooney together on Wednesday, Moyes may decide to stick with that partnership.

Rio Ferdinand looked out of sorts against Leverkusen so hopefully Vidic is ready to play and although Chris Smalling actually had his best match at right-back on Wednesday, United have desperately missed Rafael at right-back in the league so need him back too.

Moyes was also effusive in his praise for Ryan Giggs who turns 40 today and hailed his place as an excellent role model to the youngsters at Old Trafford.

“To be playing so well at his age is terrific and a great example to young players,” he said.

“When you get to this age you wait until the end of the season before making a decision.”

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