Van Persie pulled out of Holland’s game with Germany this week with a thigh complaint but appears to have recovered in ime for the game, although United could miss Wayne Rooney who took a knock to his ankle against Aston Villa and Jonny Evans who is still nursing a hamstring injury from the Braga game.
Whilst he won’t appear against Norwich, Phil Jones is finally ready to return and will travel to Turkey for Tuesday’s game against Galatasaray.
Speaking at his press conference Sir Alex said:
“We still have some doubts about Wayne and Evans. Robin should be fit. We’ll see what they’re like today. Jones has been training all week and we will take him to Turkey with us. Chicharito should start tomorrow.”
Following last weekend’s nervy performance against Aston Villa, Sir Alex had this to say about defending and conceeding early goals:
“After last Saturday’s experience we don’t want to concede two goals. The fact we have players to change the course of the game has been a big advantage. Bringing Chicharito on was good for us.
“Hopefully we are going to defend better. It’s frustrating there is no consistent theme to what is happening defensively. We have players who can change the course of the game and we have a scoring threat. But we can’t continue to give teams a headstart.”
Read our preview on the game here as we go head to head with a Norwich blog.