Manchester United boss David Moyes hopes to have Wayne Rooney available for the New Year's Day clash with Tottenham.

Rooney missed United's win at Norwich City yesterday.

"I would expect Rooney to be back for Wednesday, but he has got an abductor injury in his groin which kept him out of the Stoke game," he said.

"Ideally we would like to give it a bit longer than three of four days between each game, but we are not getting much time at this point of the season.

"Robin (Van Persie) has started some light training and he might not be too far away as well.

"We have not had them as a partnership very often, and we are looking forward to having them together."

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