Manchester United manager David Moyes has suggested that Dutch striker Robin van Persie could be back in action for the Red Devils before the turn of the year. The Dutch striker was effectively ruled out of action until mid January, but speaking after the 3-1 victory against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday, Moyes said his key striker was doing well at overcoming his latest injury.

However he did state that they do need to make sure he is ready to play for the club again, so they do not risk him getting another injury, thus keeping him out of action for longer. Speaking after Saturdays match, Moyes said:

“Robin is progressing, coming on. He’s doing quite well. He’s feeling quite good, but we’ve got to make sure.

“He has had a similar injury at Arsenal on his thigh, so it’s something we have to make sure that wouldn’t be repeated. We will try to do it steadily.”

It would be good to get over the injuries we currently have. Michael Carrick is due back imminently and with Danny Welbeck being forced off the pitch today with an injury, it is something the club would need, especially with the matches coming in thick and fast at this time of year. Whilst it is doubtful that van Persie could face Hull City on Boxing Day, he could be fit for the following match away to Norwich City, or even the clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on New Years Day. Either way he will be a welcome addition.

By Paul Bienkowski

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