Manchester United handed major injury boost ahead of Spurs clash

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could give the Premier League champions a major lift by declaring himself fit for his side's New Year's Day clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Daily Mail claim the Dutch forward could return to Manchester United's starting line-up against Tottenham on Wednesday after returning to first-team training. 

Van Persie has missed Manchester United's last five games with a thigh injury. 

Moyes had been relying on Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck to score the goals in Van Persie's absence, however both players have been struggling with minor knocks. 

Rooney missed United's slender 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday and Welbeck, who scored the winning goal against the relegation candidates, started on the substitutes' bench. 

However all three players could feature in Manchester United's first game of 2014 as they have convinced Moyes they are ready to be handed a start against Tim Sherwood's Tottenham. 

Manchester United will be looking to stretch their winning streak to seven games when they host the north London outfit in midweek. 

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