Van Perise back for Stoke clash

Manchester United are set to welcome back Robin van Persie for tomorrow’s visit of Stoke City, after the striker sat out of Wednesday’s win over Real Sociedad in a bid to recover from toe and groin problems.

Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck could also return after recovering from their respective injuries.

Victory will keep the club in eighth place, though any other outcome could see them finish the weekend back in the bottom half of the table.

Meanwhile, United player-coach Ryan Giggs has told Adnan Januzaj to ‘ignore the hype’ and continue his promising start to his career, the Daily Star understands.

The 18 year old burst onto the scene earlier this month with two goals to secure a much needed come-from-behind victory over Sunderland, leading to him being rewarded with a lucrative five year contract with the Premier League champions.

Giggs rose to prominence in similar fashion two decades ago, and has since gone on to break the clubs all time appearance record with a remarkable 948 games in over twenty-three years at Old Trafford.

The former Wales international received an OBE for services to football in 2007, to add to his countless individual records and twenty-six major club honours.