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Van Persie out for ´four to six weeks´

21 March 2014 18:48

Robin van Persie will miss Manchester United's UEFA Champions League tie with Bayern Munich after being ruled out for "four to six weeks".

The Netherlands striker was taken off on a stretcher with a knee injury after netting a hat-trick in United's Champions League victory over Olympiacos on Wednesday, which saw David Moyes' men overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit to progress to the last eight with a 3-2 aggregate triumph.

Moyes confirmed on Friday that the former Arsenal man would be unavailable for Saturday's Premier League visit of West Ham United.

A subsequent statement on United's official website read: "Following further investigation Robin van Persie has a sprained knee, which will keep him out for around four to six weeks."

In addition to missing the two-legged quarter-final with Champions League holders Bayern, Van Persie is set to be absent for a host of Premier League fixtures, including Tuesday's derby against Manchester City.

Despite being hampered by injuries during his second season at Old Trafford, Van Persie has still managed 17 goals in 25 appearances.

Prior to his current knee complaint, he had been sidelined by groin, toe and thigh problems this term.

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