Robin van Persie is closing in on a surprise injury return for Manchester United as Ryan Giggs targets four wins out of four as manager.
Following the dismissal of David Moyes, various reports of fall outs with senior players have come to light. None, however, seemed to have as a stressful a relationship with the stricken Scotsman as Van Persie.
The Dutch international has struggled for fitness all season and has looked less than content despite maintaining a decent scoring record. Newspapers speculated that Van Persie had played his last game for Manchester United after it was revealed he would likely sit out the rest of the season with a knee injury.
However, following Moyes' sacking, Van Persie has made a suspiciously miraculous recovery and has returned from his rehabilitation in the Netherlands and rejoined the squad.
Giggs says that Van Persie is looking good in training and only needs match fitness before he is reintroduced to the first team.
Asked about a return to action for Van Persie, Giggs told reporters: "We’ll just have to wait and see how he goes this week. He came back last Friday and he trained well.
"He just needs to work on his fitness now so, yeah, he looked great."
Van Persie's return from injury would provide a massive boost for Giggs, who is looking to end the season on a high with four successive wins. It seems certain that Louis van Gaal will be hired as a long-term replacement for Moyes but three more performances akin to the one against Norwich will do Giggs' chances no harm.
With 13 Premier League medals and over 950 appearances, the Welshman has earned the right to be given a chance as Old Trafford boss, and knows four wins out of four will give Manchester United officials food for thought.