Robin Van Persie is the latest player on the treatment table at Manchester United and is a doubt for Saturday’s match against Wigan. The Daily Star reports.
Van Persie picked up a thigh injury in Holland’s 4-1 win over Turkey, causing Sir Alex Ferguson to fly home early from his holiday in America and immediately contact the medical team about the situation.
It is worrying news for Ferguson, especially as the Dutchman’s four goals in three games have proved to be crucial in securing victories over Fulham and Southampton.
Fellow striker Wayne Rooney is also facing a lengthy lay-off, so hope could rest with the likes of Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to come to the fore against the Latics.
United could also be without Shinji Kagawa, after he complained of pains in his lower back in Japan’s 1-0 win over United Arab Emirates, but should recover in time for Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils’ problems in defence have been well-documented, as Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are both out with long-term injuries, while Evans suffered soreness in his ankle after a comeback for Northern Ireland in Russia.