Manchester United has lost striker Robin van Persie for a month with a thigh injury. Van Persie suffered the injury while taking a corner kick against Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League match on Tuesday.
“Robin van Persie is out for a month,” said United manager David Moyes, via Sky Sports. “It is unfortunate because I think if you look at our record with Wayne Rooney and Robin in the team it is actually very good and we have not had them for quite a period recently.
“Marouane Fellaini has a bit of a back injury. Michael Carrick is missing and Robin is going to miss four weeks with a thigh strain. That is a big blow to us.”
It is a blow to United’s front line, but that means the scoring will fall on the shoulders of United veteran Wayne Rooney.
“There are big things ahead for Wayne and some big targets ahead – he can break Sir Bobby’s record,” Moyes said.
“As he gets older, he’s adaptable and such a good football player. If he gets older and loses his pace, he can play a bit deeper. There are some fantastic legends around this club and Wayne has got a chance of turning out as one of them.
“He’s been in the game a long time already but is someone who can go on and play many, many more games.”