Robin van Persie "okay" to face Everton

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Robin van Persie could make his first-team return against Everton tomorrow night, after missing their last three matches with a groin injury.

Van Persie travelled with the squad to White Hart Lane for last weekend's 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, but was not risked and did not even make the substitutes bench.

Until injuries derailed a stop-start campaign Van Persie had looked in fine fettle, scoring 10 goals for United in all competitions from just 14 appearances.

Moyes has revealed in his pre-match press conference for tomorrow night's clash with former club Everton that Van Persie has recovered sufficiently to be considered for his matchday squad, but would not be drawn on whether he could start.

He told ESPN: "Robin is okay. He has a chance of playing."

The 30-year-old last featured for United in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal on November 10th, scoring the only goal against his old side to bring United firmly back into the title picture.

Since that morale-boosting success though the Red Devils have once again slipped off the Premier League pace, drawing successive matches against Cardiff City and Spurs.

The Red Devils are currently eighth in the Premier League table, eight points behind league leaders Arsenal with 13 games played.

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