By Ayomide Oriade


Manchester United manager, David Moyes has expressed optimism that the injury sustained the by the club’s Dutch striker Robin Van Persie is not too serious.

Van Persie whose hat-trick ensured United’s progression to the last eight of the Champions League on Wednesday night was carried off on a stretcher in the dying minutes of the match having fallen awkwardly after a tackle by Giannis Maniatis.

The Dutch striker has a bad reputation of niggling injuries but has enjoyed a better fortune in the last two seasons which has seen him emerged the EPL highest goal scorer consecutively. His goal scoring prowess will be crucial to keeping United’s slight hope of redemption alive and the manager could not help but to be upbeat about his injury worry.

“I don’t think he is too bad. He has got a knock just behind his knee. We will assess it and we will know more on Thursday morning. He has got a knock in the back of his knee but hopefully it is not too bad,” Moyes said.

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