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Robin van Persie Could Be Out of Action For Another 6 Weeks With Thigh Injury: Daily Soccer Report

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could be out of action for another six weeks with his thigh injury, after being sent to the Netherlands for more treatment. Van Persie will miss today’s match against Swansea City, which makes it nine consecutive United matches that he has missed.

Van Persie suffered the same injury at Arsenal in December 2007 and did not play in the Premier League between December 16 and March 9 — almost four months.

David Moyes said:

“We’re trying to get Robin back. He’s got a thigh strain similar to the one he had at Arsenal [in the second half of the 2007/2008 season].

“He never had an injury all last season. He took a corner against Shakhtar and felt his thigh so it was a freak thing really and not [aggravating] an injury he’d had before.

“It’s a different injury. We have to manage it correctly and he’s been to Holland to see a guy he works with there. So we’re doing everything we can to give him the right treatment and get him back as soon as we possibly can. But I don’t want to put a date on his return.”

In addition to Van Persie being injured, Wayne Rooney will also miss today’s match but may be ready to play against Chelsea next week. Rooney has been sent for treatment to his groin injury to a warmer climate, which is believed to be Egypt.

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  1. Dean Stell

    January 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I hate to question these players, but it certainly seems like nobody wants to play for Moyes or even be around him. WTF? Going to Holland for treatment? Recovering in Egypt? Doesn’t United have doctors?

    It may not be the case, but it kinda seems like a lot of United players have some achy body parts and really don’t want to play for this annoying new manager because they hope he’ll be fired soon.

    A player like RVP is never 100%. He always has aches and pains. I’m convinced that he played that last half of last season at 80-85%, but he did it because he believed in what the team was doing and the manager. Why should he suffer and hurt for a 7th place team and a manager who won’t let him train the way he wants. Just take the rest of the season off because you’re “injured” and hope Moyes gets fired.

    • Flyvanescence

      January 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

      What would be awesome is if Moyes doesnt get fired.

      • Dean Stell

        January 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm

        I must assume you are a fan of some other club. 🙂

        • Flyvanescence

          January 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm

          Well yes.

  2. Marc L

    January 11, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Supposedly sighted out on the ski slopes this week. Don’t know how much credence to give that, but from what we know of his “character” I’d give it at least some.

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