Moyes hopeful of Van Persie availability

The 30-year-old - on target in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Southampton - was forced to sit out Wednesday's 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Real Sociedad due to the problem, with the striker also struggling with a groin issue.

Van Persie's return would be a welcome boost for Moyes, who has seen his side win just once in four outings at Old Trafford in the Premier League this season.

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