Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will have his hands-full as he attempts to cope with a major loss…
Manchester United’s hopes of securing Champions League football for next season have suffered a major blow, with the news that they’ll be without star striker Robin van Persie for anywhere up to five games.
Reports in The Sun claim that the Dutch forward suffered ankle ligament damage at Swansea on Saturday, and will miss the club’s next four league games, as well as the FA Cup clash with his former club Arsenal.
Van Persie twisted his foot late on in the game, but played on with United having already used all three substitutes. As a result, he’ll definitely miss the upcoming games against Sunderland and Newcastle United and could be out for up to a month.
The 31-year-old is United’s top scorer so far this season with ten goals, and his absence means either Radamel Falcao or youngster James Wilson will partner captain Wayne Rooney up front.