David Moyes has revealed that Robin van Persie might be able to return ahead of schedule and play again for Manchester United before the end of the season.
The Dutchman suffered a sprained knee after scoring a hat-trick against Olympiacos to take United through to the Champions League quarter-finals and was effectively ruled out for the rest of the campaign.
However, Moyes has said his treatment has been going to plan and that he hopes to have him back soon.
“Robin is over in Holland having treatment and we get a daily update of exactly how he is,” Moyes said.
“He’s getting better.
“He’s doing all of his recovery and rehab back there. He’s coming on, as far as we know.
“I was told four to six weeks by the doctors and there hasn’t been any reason to tell me any more or any less time.
“We will monitor that. My hope was that we would get him back before the end of the season, that’s for sure.
“The big thing is we’ll be medically led. We won’t push. If it’s not right, we certainly would not bring him back sooner. We will totally be led by the medical team and Robin.
“Robin is a good judge of how his own body feels. It’s part of how we’ve tried to deal with Robin through the season and giving him the understanding that he tells us how he feels. He’ll be the first one to tell us how he is.”
Whether or not he is fit to play again before the end of the season remains to be seen but it is good to hear that his recovery schedule is going to plan.