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21/03/2014 17:43, Report by Gemma Thompson

Van Persie out for weeks

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will be out of action for four to six weeks with a sprained knee.

The Dutchman suffered the injury in the final stages of United's Champions League win over Olympiacos on Wednesday and was carried off on a stretcher as the Reds held out for victory.

David Moyes said on Friday lunchtime the club's medical team would be doing more investigations into the injury but unfortunately the news is not good.

A club spokesperson told ManUtd.com: "Following further investigation Robin van Persie has a sprained knee, which will keep him out for around four to six weeks."

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