Sunday 22 February 2015

United wait on RVP injury

As if losing to Swansea wasn't bad enough, to add insult to injury (literally), Robin van Persie left the Liberty Stadium on crutches with his lower right leg and foot in a protective cast on Saturday.

United fans can only hope that this was just a precaution and nothing more serious as, despite the criticism Van Persie has received of late, he is still a valuable asset to the Reds forward line and is our leading scorer with ten goals so far this term.

United's Dutch striker picked up the injury in the closing stages of the 2-1 reverse and, having missed the FA Cup win at Preston with a knock, this latest fresh setback is a concern.

Van Persie, 31, was forced to stay on the field as United had already used their three permitted substitutes, and manager Louis van Gaal said afterwards.

"Yes, he (Van Persie) is injured, we dominated the game even with ten men when Van Persie could not run any more.
"He should have come off but of course he could not as we had already made the changes.
"He could not run or even play with the ball, so it is a concern and we will have to see how bad the injury is."

With doubts over Radamel Falcao's form at United, a long term injury for van Persie could prove to be a major blow in the Reds quest for Champions League football in the final throes of the 2014/15 campaign. 

RVP has hit ten goals in 25 appearances for United so far this term.

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