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Following returns from injury for the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, the former midfielder feels the struggling club can kick on

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has backed the side to come good after overcoming an injury crisis.

Scholes retired at the end of the previous campaign having helped the club to a 13th Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson's last year in charge, but United have struggled since David Moyes took charge.

Having been knocked out of both domestic cup competitions, the Champions League appears to be United's only possible chance of silverware this season, but Scholes insists Moyes has been unlucky with injuries.

"I don't think the manager can legislate for the amount of injuries he has had to deal with," he told the club's official website.

"We've missed Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie for big chunks of the season. They are two of the best centre-forwards in the world and any team would miss them.

"When we finally got them both back for the game against Stoke, suddenly we had four centre-halves not fit to play.

"It's been a crazy season for injuries. Hopefully we'll get a bit of luck with injuries and I'm sure if we get all our players fit we'll get moving up the league."

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