Robin van Persie sidelined for six-weeks due to sprained knee

On the day where Manchester United were drawn against German giants Bayern Munich in the next round of the UEFA Champions League, bad news hit as news coming direct from Carrington that Robin van Persie will miss up to the next six-weeks due to a sprained knee.

Robin van Persie went down in the 90th-minute after scoring a hat-trick to send Manchester United through to the next round of the Champions League, holding his knee and looking distressed, needing the stretcher and medical staff to assist him down the tunnel at Old Trafford. Initial reports from David Moyes insisted that the injury was not too bad and he should be ok for a return against Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

David Moyes addressed the media on Friday afternoon before his squad left down south in preparation for their clash against West Ham United, in the press conference he revealed that Robin van Persie was sent for more scans to see how bad things were.

Hours later the Manchester United Official Twitter account were first to break that the Netherlands striker would miss the next four to six weeks, more importantly missing both ties against Bayern Munich.

Hopefully the clubs time scale is not as serious as first anticipated and he will return in time to make a difference in United’s campaign, which now is firmly on a Europa League spot for next season.