Man Utd Injury Update: Moyes Gives Latest On RVP, Fellaini, Welbeck & More
Manchester United welcome Stoke to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Here’s the latest team news from David Moyes including the latest on RVP and Fellaini.
Manchester United welcome Stoke City to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon with the defending champions looking to get their title defence back on track.
Ahead of the game boss David Moyes has been holding his pre-match press conference and gave ManUtd.com a team news and injury update with the latest on the fitness of Robin van Persie, Marouane Fellaini, Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverely.
RVP sat out Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Champions League to nurse niggling toe and groin injuries but Moyes is confident the Dutchman will be passed fit to feature this weekend.
However, United will have to make do without the services of attacker Welbeck and midfielder Cleverely for the clash against the Potters, with Welbeck struggling with a knee problem while Cleverely is still recovering from a calf strain.
Moyes told the clubs official website:
“Robin has a good chance. He’s had problems with his toes and a little bit with his groin as well, but I think he should be OK. He’s had a little bit of training as well.”
“Everybody’s improving and the only one who’s a doubt at the moment is Danny Welbeck, who has some fluid on his knee. Tom Cleverley is still recovering from his calf but overall we’re pretty strong.”
The Scot was also quizzed on the fitness of summer signing Fellaini after he was left out of the starting line-up in midweek, and has been forced to wear a protective bandage on a wrist problem. Moyes explained that the injury has caused a few problems for the Belgian international but he’s slowly getting used to playing with it. He added:
“It’s never easy when you have an injury that needs something doing to it. People who play football will tell you you use your hands and arms quite a lot for balance and pushing off, so it can be awkward when you’ve got an injury. But he is fine, he’s getting used to it now and hopefully he can play even in the condition he’s in.”
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