Sign up for the free daily World Soccer Talk email newsletter for news and soccer TV schedules »

SUN, 11:45AM ET
TUES, 12:30PM ET

Manchester United Striker Robin van Persie Ruled Out For One Month Due to Injury

robin van persie1 600x399 Manchester United Striker Robin van Persie Ruled Out For One Month Due to Injury

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out for one month with a thigh injury, which has dealt a huge blow to Manchester United’s chances of climbing up the table.

Van Persie will miss upcoming matches against Aston Villa, West Ham United, Hull City, Norwich, Tottenham and two matches against Swansea (one in the league, and the other in the FA Cup). The Dutch striker may be back to full fitness in time for Manchester United’s crucial away match against Chelsea scheduled for January 19.

Manchester United manager David Moyes broke the news about van Persie’s injury, where he revealed in today’s press conference that Van Persie suffered a thigh strain.

So far this 2013/14 season, Van Persie has scored 16 goals for Manchester United in all competitions. The injury to Van Persie means that the likelihood of Javier Hernandez moving in the January transfer window looks unlikely, which will give the Mexican striker a chance to reestablish himself in the starting XI, in addition to providing Danny Welbeck with a chance to get more playing time for United.

Plus, the injury to Van Persie means that it’s even more unlikely now that Chelsea will be able to sign Wayne Rooney, even if Rooney and United have still failed to agree a contract renewal.

Editor’s note: For the latest Red Devils news, analysis and opinion, visit the Manchester United team page.

This entry was posted in Leagues: EPL, Manchester United. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →

14 Responses to Manchester United Striker Robin van Persie Ruled Out For One Month Due to Injury

  1. Evan says:

    Couldn’t happen to a better club.

  2. Martin J. says:

    Now this is the RVP we know, mostly injured. He escaped injury last season so United got lucky. Even when he comes back he will ease himself back since he will not want to reinjure himself and lose out in the World Cup. Might not see him play all out because of it.

    • YoYo says:

      You are spot on. RVP’s injury history at Arsenal was so checkered that every time he would be up to full form, he would get injured and out for a minimum of a month(usually more). United were very fortunate last year to get the very best from RVP all season. If this season is any indication of a return to his Arsenal days, United should be very worried.

  3. Dean Stell says:

    That’s concerning. One, we keep hearing these rumors that RVP doesn’t like Moyes. Maybe he really is hurt. Maybe he is just kinda knocked up and just doesn’t feel like playing with pain for Moyes.

    Plus, Moyes can’t play Rooney as a lone striker because the midfield is so terrible. Rooney dropping into midfield is the only thing that makes United remotely functional in midfield right now. Hopefully Moyes sees

  4. Mufc77 says:

    If its going to happen then now is as good a time as any with our upcoming schedule.

    • Guy says:

      On the mark, right there. Even without RVP I can’t see which of those matches United shouldn’t expect to win. Doesn’t mean they will, mind you. ;-)

  5. Balboa77 says:

    Arsenal got the better deal

  6. Chris in Dallas says:

    If Kagawa was ever going to show his true worth, this is his chance.

  7. James says:

    One of the things to look out for with injuries is how soon players come back and how tentative their play might be with the World Cup looming. I can see players like RVP, Gerrard, Sturridge not hurrying back and also not giving 100% for fear of injury especially close to the end of the season. Something to look out for.

    United should be able to win their next 4-5 games without RVP.

  8. BUCKY says:

    RvP will be healthy again. just in time for the transfer window

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>