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RVP set to miss Liverpool tie

Robin van Persie is set to miss Manchester United's Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool on Wednesday but has an outside chance of returning this weekend.

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Robin van Persie: Almost certain to miss second game with groin problem

Robin van Persie: Almost certain to miss second game with groin problem

Van Persie was a surprise absentee from the United team that was thrashed 4-1 by Manchester City on Sunday and it was revealed later he was struggling with a groin injury.

Boss David Moyes addressed the Van Persie question at his press conference before the Old Trafford clash, the highlight of the third round ties.

He said: "I don't think he will play on Wednesday. He will have an outside chance for Saturday (home to West Brom)."

Moyes admitted Wednesday's game takes on added significance - if it was needed - on the back of their heavy defeat at the Etihad Stadium and although changes are likely, they might not mean the inclusion of too many young players.

"It (Sunday) has gone now," he said. "I can't do anything about it. We have moved on and we get ready for the next game.

"When you have been a football manager for the amount of time I have you are always going to have shocks.

"I have had lots and I have no doubt there will be more in the future. That is the way football is."

The game also marks the return of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, but Moyes would not be drawn on his return.

"It means Liverpool have got a really good player," said Moyes. "Does it change the complexion (of the game)? I am not looking at Liverpool too much. I just know the qualities of Luis Suarez are very good."

You can watch Manchester United take on Liverpool in the third round of the Carling Cup live on Sky Sports 1HD, with the programme starting at 19:00

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

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alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

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