Manchester United will be hoping to keep alive their slim hopes of securing a top-four finish this season as they welcome fierce rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Merseyside club currently sit in second place in the Premier League, and will move fourteen points clear of the reigning champions if they take all three points.
Rafael may recover from his knock in time to feature, though the game will come too soon for injured trio Javier Hernandez, Jonny Evans and Nani.
Meanwhile, amid constant speculation that he could be set to leave the club at the end of the season, Robin van Persie has revealed that he is happy at Old Trafford, according to the Mail Online.
The Dutch international, who won a second successive Premier League golden boot as he helped United win the title in his debut season with the club last year, has even said that he would be happy to follow Wayne Rooney’s lead and pen a new deal under manager David Moyes, despite reports to the contrary.
Van Persie, who has two years left on his initial deal, has scored fourteen goals in all competitions this season, despite spending over two months on the side-lines with various injury problems.