Robin van Persie set to feature against West Brom

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to return from injury for this weekend's Premier League clash against West Brom, according to manager David Moyes.

Dutchman Van Persie, who joined the Red Devils from top-flight rivals Arsenal in August 2012, has been absent since picking up a thigh strain that forced him to miss last weekend's 4-1 derby drubbing at the hands of Manchester City and Wednesday's morale-boosting Capital One Cup third-round victory against Liverpool.

He was previously considered a doubt for Saturday's encounter with Steve Clarke's struggling Baggies outfit, but Moyes has confirmed that the 30-year-old will feature in some capacity at Old Trafford.

"Robin will be back, involved somewhere," Moyes was quoted by the Daily Star.

"He trained today and is fit - but we'll have to see exactly where he is."

The return of Van Persie, a man who has two consecutive top-flight Golden Boot awards, will be an enormous boost for United as they attempt to bounce back sufficiently from Sunday's mauling at the Etihad Stadium. 

While Van Persie will be fit enough to play some part in the match, England international Tom Cleverley remains doubtful with a troublesome knee problem.

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