Man United hit with new injury blow after star striker suffers ankle knock

Manchester United have confirmed that Robin van Persie picked up an ankle injury during the 1-0 defeat to Southampton after he was forced off in the 61st minute, Goal.com reports.

The extent of the injury to the 31-year-old is still unknown and is currently being accessed by club staff, but it is clear that the striker was taken off due to the knock.

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A Twitter post from the Red Devils’ official account posted that the Netherlands international will have to undergo a check up to determine the extent of the damage.

Van Persie has been a regular feature under Louis van Gaal, scoring eight Premier League goals in 20 appearances, but could now miss next weeks clash with Queens Park Rangers.

Should he be dropped, on-loan attacker Radamel Falcao is tipped to lead the lines in his place despite being left out of the match against the Saints, not even making it onto the substitute bench.

His latest snub has raised questions over the future of the Columbian international, but in light of this injury, Falcao may now finally have the opportunity to prove his worth.

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