Manchester United set for crucial double boost

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Manchester United are set to receive what could prove to be a pivotal boost at this stage of their season as Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are nearing an imminent return.

According to ESPN, the striking duo are both on the verge of making their returns with Van Persie set to resume training and his English team-mate stepping up his efforts to get fit in a bid to make a comeback as soon as possible.

Rooney has sat out of United’s last four games having picked up a groin injury, and did not travel with the squad to Stamford Bridge this weekend. However David Moyes is now waiting to hear whether or not his talismanic forward could be available for the second-leg Capital One Cup tie against Sunderland, a tie that the Red Devils trail 2-1.

"Wayne's come back fresh. He's doing some running and looking good. He's had a break, done some strengthening work on his groin,” Moyes revealed.

And the United boss also insisted that he is hopeful that Van Persie could make his long-anticipated return within the coming days. The Dutchman has sat out of his side’s last 10 games and hasn’t scored a goal since his header sealed a 1-0 win against former club Arsenal in November.

“"I'm hoping Robin's got a good chance of training at the start of [the] week," Moyes continued..

"If I could get him back on the grass it would be a great boost for us: he's a really important player and one we've missed.

"Both of them are getting closer to fitness, so let's hope it's not too long until we get him back."

Following the 3-1 loss to Chelsea yesterday the reigning Premier League champions sit some way off the pace in 7th place.

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