Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Robin Van Persie is fit enough to play against Wigan Athletic this weekend.  Ferguson and United did have a scare when Van Persie was withdrawn of Netherlands' World Cup qualifier against Hungary.

United manager Ferguson confirmed both his big signings of the summer Van Persie and Japanese International Shinji Kagawa are fit enough to play against Wigan this weekend. United midfielder Darren Fletcher who missed most of last season's football will be back in squad after a break of ten months.

Speaking about injuries to United's official website, Ferguson said: "On the injury front, everyone's fit, apart from the ones we know about - Jones and Smalling.

Fletcher's return to United's first team will definitely give boost to the Old Trafford outfit. The Scot has been out of regular football since last November. However, Fletcher did manage to play the entire match for United reserves on Tuesday night.

"Darren's training well and played in the Reserves on Monday night," he noted. "The next step is when we can involve him in a game in the first team. He's in the squad tomorrow, simply because I think it will give him a boost. It's a chance to progress" United manager Ferguson said

"At this moment in time everything's going fine for him. We understand the condition he has to deal with - that can change but hopefully he's managed to conquer it in terms of his diet and how he handles it. Things are going well at the moment." Ferguson went on to add

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