Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Moyes Sweet on a Pick and Mix Policy ; Boss Doesn't Want to Known His 'Best' XI. Stuart Mathieson Reports

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Moyes Sweet on a Pick and Mix Policy ; Boss Doesn't Want to Known His 'Best' XI. Stuart Mathieson Reports

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DAVID Moyes is happy not to know his best United XI - and has no plans to try to discover it.

Since the Community Shield Wembley against Wigan the new Old Trafford boss has gone through the full 25-man Reds squad from A to Z in eight matches.

Anderson to Zaha, Moyes has been discovering what his new charges are capable of.

He hasn't picked the same starting XI in consecutive matches yet and today against West Brom in the Premier League he will once again shake his selection up after the contrasting derby defeat and Capital One success against Liverpool.

Does he know his best side? "I have a lot of good players. At Manchester United I don't think you ever want to get to that. You are happy to have a group of players you can select from," Moyes replied.

United's Golden Boot winner Robin van Persie is back in contention after missing the City defeat and Liverpool win with a thigh strain.

"Robin will be back involved somewhere, whether we use him or whether we don't, but he has trained again and is back fit. We will see exactly where he is," added Moyes.

Tom Cleverley has also been back in training after he 'rocked' his knee in training to keep him out of the Liverpool cup tie and 'won't be too far away' for the visit of Albion.

heavy-open-weight ing After the hectic heavyweight opening schedule to his United career Moyes now faces a domestic programme that eases off in terms of 'box office' matches.

They face West Brom today, Sunderland at the Stadium of Light next Saturday then Southampton and Stoke City at Old Trafford after the international break followed by Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Maximum points could see United climb from their current unusual eighth position in the league table.

"We will try (to get 15 points) but you can never take that for granted," added Moyes.

"Because of the derby defeat we want to get our points total in the Premier League better. …

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