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Is a title challenge possible for Man Utd?

Manchester United
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Gibson backed to return

David Moyes is confident that Everton midfielder Darron Gibson will overcome his Euro 2012 disappointment and play for Republic of Ireland again.

• Gibson withdraws from squad

Gibson withdrew from the Ireland squad for Friday night's opening World Cup qualifier in Kazakhstan after deciding he did not want to play for coach Giovanni Trapattoni.

The 24-year-old's decision has come after he was restricted to a seat on the bench as Trapattoni's side lost all three matches in Poland and Ukraine during the summer.

His place in the squad to face Kazakhstan has been taken by Sunderland's David Meyler.

Gibson may well have ended up missing the match anyway, having suffered a thigh strain during Everton's 2-0 defeat at West Brom on Saturday.

But Everton manager Moyes is confident that the former Manchester United midfielder will have a change of heart eventually.

Moyes said: "He's probably disappointed he didn't feature in the Euros. You'd have thought he'd be a key player for the Euros. He has his own feelings.

"But he'll play for Ireland. I've got no doubt about it. I've spoken to him a couple of times about it. I encouraged him to play, and he wants to as well."

Moyes was also clear that Gibson's decision to withdraw was not driven by his club. Asked if Everton encouraged their players to feature for their country, the manager said: "Definitely, yes."

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