United’s Van Persie out for month, injured thigh

Manchester United manager David Moyes says striker Robin van

Persie will be out for a month with a thigh injury.

Van Persie, who has 10 goals for the club this season, was hurt

in the Champions League win against Shakhtar Donetsk on


The Dutch striker could miss eight fixtures, including a League

Cup quarterfinal against Stoke on Wednesday and a Premier League

match against Tottenham on Jan. 1.

Moyes says, ”That is a big blow to us. 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.”