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Mixed news on United strikers

Published 16/11/2012 | 09:53

Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney could return for Manchester United at Norwich

Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Norwich with an ankle injury - but Robin van Persie should be fit.

The striking duo both pulled out of midweek internationals for England and Holland respectively but it does not seem the damage is too bad in either case.

"There is a doubt about Wayne, but Robin should be fit," United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said.

Ferguson also confirmed Jonny Evans was doubtful for the Carrow Road encounter with a groin injury. However, the United boss had good news on Phil Jones.

The England defender has not played for the Red Devils this term after suffering a knee injury during pre-season.

Jones is closing in on a return, though, which could come against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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

Ferguson also re-stated his intention to hand Javier Hernandez a start after his match-winning cameo at Aston Villa last week.

"Javier came on last week and changed the game completely," said Ferguson.

"He should start tomorrow."

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