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Manchester United star could return for Champions League clash

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Manchester United manager David Moyes is considering a recall for Danny Welbeck for Tuesday night's clash against Olympiacos, according to The Guardian.

Reports from the British newspaper suggest that the 23-year-old if now fully fit after recovering from a knee injury and the Red Devils boss is mulling over recalling him as he seeks to decide who will come into the side at the expense of Juan Mata.

Spanish playmaker Mata, who joined Manchester United from Chelsea for a fee of £37.1 million during the recent January transfer window, has been a regular fixture for the Premier League champions since switching to Old Trafford but cannot feature in Europe as he is ineligible having played for Chelsea on the continent earlier this season.

Manchester United, who have had a dismal season under Moyes to date but enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 triumph over Crystal Palace on Saturday, face the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against the Greek champions at the Karaiskakis Stadium tonight.

As well as being without Mata, it appears that Manchester United will also not be able to call upon defensive duo Phil Jones and Jonny Evans, with the pair having sat out of Monday's training session along with Portuguese winger Nani.

If Welbeck were indeed to be restored to the lineup for the trip to Athens, then it would be his first appearance for the club since the disappointing 2-1 defeat to Mark Hughes' Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium at the start of this month.

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