Photo: Robin van Persie presents Man Utd fan with new wheelchair

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie and his team-mates all chip in to buy fan Mehar a new wheelchair

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Robin van Persie with Man Utd fan Mehar Photo: Robin van Persie/Instagram

Manchester United haven’t had a good week in the media following their FA Cup, but Red Devils striker Robin van Persie provided a positive news story on Thursday.

The Netherlands international, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, presented United fan Mehar with a new wheelchair from the Red Devils players.

Van Persie posted the above photo and wrote: “It was great to meet Mehar today and surprise him with a new wheelchair courtesy of all the players. @manchesterunited”

The 31-year-old striker was unable to help United avoid a 2-1 defeat by his former club Arsenal in their FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Monday night.

United captain Wayne Rooney cancelled out Nacho Monreal’s first-half equaliser before former Red Devils man Danny Welbeck scored a 59th-minute winner to seal Arsenal’s place in the FA Cup semi-final.

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Van Persie has won just the Premier League title with the 20-time English champions following his controversial £24m switch to United from the north London club in August 2012.

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