Man United’s Robin van Persie to miss Liverpool tie, confirms David Moyes

Manchester United manager David Moyes confirms Robin van Persie is likely to miss the League Cup tie against Liverpool

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Robin van Persie scored 26 Premier League goals last season

David Moyes has confirmed Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is unlikely to face Liverpool in the League Cup third round.

The 30-year-old was a surprise absentee from the Red Devils side which suffered a demoralising 4-1 thrashing by Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Before the derby, Moyes revealed the Netherlands international had picked up a mild groin injury which had sidelined the striker, who has already scored three top-flight goals this season.

And the United manager admitted Van Persie is unlikely to face the Reds at Old Trafford but has an outside chance of featuring against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

“I don’t think Robin van Persie will play on Wednesday, but he has an outside chance for Saturday,” Moyes said at a pre-match news conference.

Moyes also reiterated United would be taking the Capital One Cup seriously, whilst also giving the club’s up-and-coming stars a chance to impress.

“I think my idea was always to focus on every competition. It’s always been the way here to win. In many ways the Capital One Cup has been a route to give as many young players an opportunity as we can.

“I think the draw sometimes in the Capital One Cup is the reason sometimes you can do that. Obviously this is a really big tie that has come out of the hat first.”

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