Moyes Offers Positive Van Persie Injury Update

By on December 23, 2013

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has told the clubs official website that striker Robin van Persie is progressing well but they won’t be rushing him back from his thigh injury.

The Dutchman picked up the problem while taking the corner that led to the winner against Shakhtar Donetsk on the 10th of December and the injury was expected to rule him out for at least four weeks.

However, it appears the 30-year-old could be set for a quick return with Moyes telling ManUtd.com that he is progressing well and feeling “quite good”, but with the striker suffering a similar injury during his time at Arsenal, the champions won’t be rushing him back too soon.

“Robin is progressing, he’s coming on, and he is feeling quite good,” David Moyes said.

“He had a similar injury at Arsenal on his thigh, so it is something we have to be sure about [before he returns]. It wouldn’t be much good if it got repeated, so we will try to take it steady.”

“Obviously the medical team are controlling him, but we speak to Robin as well about how he feels and what he feels he needs to do. We’re doing everything we can to make sure he’s well looked after and well treated.”

United take on Hull City on Boxing Day and when asked if the trip to the DW Stadium would come too soon for van Persie, Moyes said:

“I think it probably will be”.

While it sounds like RVP won’t feature against the Tigers, it’s encouraging for the club that he’s even being talked about as a possibility as it’s been just two weeks since he suffered the problem. He could make his return against Norwich City on the 28th or potentially against Tottenham on New years day.

Van Persie was a key figure in United reclaiming the Premier League title last season – scoring 26 goals in his debut year at Old Trafford. Despite his season being hampered by a number of niggling injury problems, he’s still managed to score 10 goals in all competitions so far this campaign, so his early return to action will be a welcome boost to Moyes.

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One Comment

  1. abdulrahman saidu akpaki

    December 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I wish him quick recovery. United 4 lyf.

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