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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

Thursday 1 September

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23:42
23:13
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Premier League table

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

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