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Van Persie targeting Stoke return

24 October 2013 09:13

Robin van Persie is expected to make an instant return to the Manchester United squad for Saturday's Old Trafford clash with Stoke City.

United manager David Moyes used Wednesday's 1-0 home win over Real Sociedad in the UEFA Champions League as an opportunity to give the striker a rest after he recently struggled with a hamstring and toe injury.

Moyes admitted it was a gamble to leave the 30-year-old out of the Sociedad game, but is tipping last season's top scorer in the Premier League to make a comeback against a Stoke side without a league win since the end of August.

"Robin, I hope, will be fit for the weekend," said Moyes.

"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."

Van Persie took his tally for United in the Premier League to four goals in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Southampton.

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Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
26 October 2013
Game week
9
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
75274

Goals

0 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 2
W. Rooney 78'
(assist by R. van Persie) 
2 - 2
J. Hernández 80'
(assist by P. Evra) 
3 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
3
6
12
4
16
17
26
23
20 43'
10 78'
Coach: D. Moyes
# Player Bookings
1
4 84'
3
17 45+3'
20
32 63'
8 65'
15
25 4' 43'
19
10 45'
Coach: M. Hughes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
44
14 69' 80'
25 90+5'
2
13
18
31
# Player Bookings
12 67'
6
16
9
24
28
29

Friday 4 September

Thursday 3 September

23:45
23:41
23:36
23:27
23:02
22:49
22:48
22:40
22:09
21:57
20:47
20:37
20:05
19:55
19:37
19:14
18:01
16:34
15:32
15:12
15:03
14:55
14:23
14:06
13:58
11:23
11:12
10:40
09:22
07:59
07:32
04:43
03:00
01:40
00:02

Wednesday 2 September

23:59
23:53
21:32
21:19
21:19
20:49
20:30
20:23
20:12
19:04
18:38
18:36
18:16
18:12
18:03
17:40
17:34
16:25
16:14
15:42
15:37
15:23
14:48
14:30
14:12
13:51
12:10
11:55
10:07
09:47
08:47
08:42
08:27
08:22
07:04
07:03
06:55
05:40
04:54
03:45
02:48
02:05
00:55
00:53
00:32
00:31

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +10 12
2 4 +3 9
3 4 +3 8
4 4 +3 8
5 4 +1 7
6 4 +0 7
7 4 -1 7
8 4 +3 6
9 4 +1 5
10 4 +0 5
11 4 -1 4
12 4 -1 4
13 4 -3 4
14 4 -3 4
15 4 -3 4
16 4 -1 3
17 4 -2 3
18 4 -2 2
19 4 -3 2
20 4 -4 2

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