David Moyes has confirmed that Robin van Persie has a chance at being fit to play Everton tomorrow at Old Trafford.
The 30-year-old hasn’t featured for United since the 1-0 victory over Arsenal and has missed three games including two draws against Cardiff and Tottenham Hotspur but he could make his return to the team tomorrow.
“Robin’s okay. He’s got a chance,” Moyes told reporters at the pre-match press conference this afternoon.
He has been sidelined with niggling groin and toe injuries that he played through with injections in the lead-up to the international window but Moyes has given him time off to try and fully recuperate, which is a smart move.
In his absence, United have not struggled to score having netted nine times in three fixtures including the record breaking 5-0 victory against Bayer Leverkusen but have missed his presence and hold-up play.
Moyes did say that Van Persie had a chance to play against Tottenham but he didn’t feature, so hopefully he has had enough time to recover for what is going to be a hostile game against Everton tomorrow, a match Moyes knows United need to get a result in.
“The job is to keep it going, keep winning and keep on a good run of form,” he said.
“We’ve done that but as I’ve repeated myself many times we let in a late goal at Cardiff which turned what would have been a really good week into one that wasn’t quite as good as we would have liked. But we still drew two games and won one last week. We’d like that to be a better ratio but nevertheless it’s not a bad one either.”