Manchester United handed Van Persie boost ahead of City clash

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will be fit to take on Manchester City this weekend, according to The Daily Mail

The Dutch star hit a first-half hat-trick as the Red Devils beat Olympiacos 3-0 last night to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. 

However with minutes remaining, Van Persie was struck down with injury and had to be replaced by Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini. 

Despite being taken off on a stretcher against the Greek outfit, it now appears that the hit man will be ready for the Manchester derby next week. 

However the striker could miss Manchester United's clash with West Ham United at Upton Park this weekend. The likes of Juan Mata, Shinji Kagawa and Marouane Fellaini will all be hoping for a starting place against Sam Allardyce's side on Saturday. 

Manchester United will be hoping to get back on track in the league after a nightmare 3-0 defeat to Liverpool this past weekend. Moyes' side will be hoping to climb the table in the coming weeks and will be hoping for back-to-back victories against West Ham and Manchester City. 

However before this weekend's fixtures Manchester United will have a close eye on the Champions League quarter-final draw. The Premier League champions could be handed a tie with Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in the last eight of the competition. 

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