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Moyes welcomes return of key players


Filed: Friday, 23rd February 2018
By: Staff Writer


David Moyes says he is delighted to be able to include Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini in his squad for this weekend's trip to Liverpool.

The duo are back in contention for a place in the starting XI having recovered from recent injuries - much to the delight of Moyes, who returns to Merseyside this weekend for a second time since joining West Ham back in November.

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"It's good news, we've got a lot of players back training," he told the assembled (and accredited-only) media. "We're without the long termers [Andy] Carroll, [Pedro] Obiang and [Edimilson] Fernandes but in the main we're close to getting the players back.

"[Manuel] Lanzini is back training, he's running around and hopefully that's him fit for the rest of the season. He has a good chance of being involved after recovering from his hamstring injury and that is great for us because we will need him in the weeks to come.

"[Winston] Reid is back and will be part of the squad too."

And he also revealed that although Saturday's test will no doubt prove to be a tough one, with hosts Liverpool in good form of late, hopes are high for a second successive Premier League victory following the 2-0 win over Watford in United's last outing.

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"It's a tough game, but we're in a good run of form ourselves," added Moyes, who also confirmed the sale of Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.

"It will not be easy to stop Mane, Salah and Firmino but we'll try to contain them - they have other players of course but those three can create on their own. We'll go there and hope that with the players we have in our team we will cause them problems as well.

"If we win at Anfield that would be a big confidence booster. We've done well against what you'd call the big teams recently and we hope we can do so again on Saturday."





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