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Moyes: RVP 'not far away'

December 31, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is back in training and is “not too far away” from making his comeback for the Premier League champions.

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GettyImagesVan Persie finished the match against Shakhtar after coming on as a substitute.

Van Persie, 30, was United’s top scorer last season but has missed their last five games with a thigh injury.

It is the second spell the striker has spent on the sidelines already this season but manager David Moyes believes the Netherlands international could be back soon.

And he is looking forward to reuniting Van Persie with Wayne Rooney in attack as the Englishman, who missed Saturday’s 1-0 win at Norwich with a groin problem, is set to return against Tottenham on Wednesday.

Moyes said: “Robin has started some light training, and he might not be too far away either. We haven’t often had them as a strike partnership, so I look forward to getting them back together.”

Van Persie has scored 10 goals for United this season, the last of them in the 1-0 win over his former club Arsenal on Nov. 10 and last featured in the 1-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.

However, United have won the five games he has sat out since then, while his deputy, Danny Welbeck, has scored four times in as many league matches. 

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