Manchester United's Robin Van Persie expected to be fit for Norwich trip


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Robin Van Persie is expected to be fit for Manchester United’s trip to Norwich tomorrow after missing the midweek internationals with a thigh injury.

The former Arsenal striker pulled out of Holland’s squad but Sir Alex Ferguson is confident he will recover in time for the game at Carrow Road.

Wayne Rooney is struggling with an ankle injury, so Javier Hernandez is likely to start after his hat-trick against Aston Villa last weekend.

Ferguson said today: “There is a doubt about Wayne but Robin should be fit. Javier came on last week and changed the game completely. He should start.”

Ferguson also revealed that Phil Jones is closing in on a return and could play against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The England defender has not featured this season after suffering a knee injury during pre-season.

Ferguson said: “Phil has been training all week. We will take him to Turkey. That is a great start for him.”