Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Robin van Persie has returned to train ahead of their Premier League clash against West Brom.
The Holland international was a late withdrawal from United's 4-1 loss to Manchester City last Sunday and was still unavailable for his side's 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Capital One Cup as he recovered from a groin problem.
"Robin will be back involved somewhere," Moyes told a press conference. "Whether we use him or whether we don't he has trained today and is back fit. We will see exactly where he is but he has trained."
Tom Cleverley was also unavailable for the mid-week win over Liverpool, with his place in midfield going to Phil Jones. The England international is further behind than van Persie in his race for fitness but Moyes is optimistic of a quick return.
"Tom has done a bit of training today as well, he is not too serious. He sort of rocked his knee in training, and we were a bit worried, but he has had no reaction from it. He has done some training today and hopefully he won't be too far away tomorrow either."
United's mid-week victory over Liverpool restored a sense of optimism following their thrashing at the hands of their arch rivals in their last Premier League outing. Javier Hernandez's second half winner ensured United saw out the contest to a rousing reception reverberating around Old Trafford, and Moyes is keen to maintain that buoyancy.
"We made seven or eight changes (against Liverpool.) We made sure everybody at Manchester United was able to show what they can do.
"The players showed they were hurt. We'll try to give the fans something to shout about again tomorrow.
United youngster Adnan Januzaj was given another opportunity to enhance his already burgeoning reputation with another appearance in the win over Brendan Rodgers' side.
After seeing the likes of Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison depart the club in recent years, United fans are keen to see the latest talent to emerge from the club tied down to a long term deal, particularly with reports suggesting Juventus are monitoring the young Belgian.
"As far as I know, things are moving along," Moyes said of talks regarding Januzaj's deal. "As soon as I get the news we will give it to you."