Man United boss Moyes delivers Van Persie injury update

David Moyes insists that he has no intention of rushing Robin van Persie back to action too soon

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Robin van Persie scored 26 Premier League goals last season Photo: Back Page Images

David Moyes insists that he has no intention of rushing Robin van Persie back to action too soon as the Manchester United striker continues his recovery from a thigh injury.

The Netherlands international was ruled out for a month after injuring himself while taking the corner that led to the winning goal against Shakhtar Donetsk on 10 December.

We’re doing everything we can to make sure he’s well looked after and well treated

David Moyes

And although the Manchester United boss says that the 30-year-old’s recovery is going well, the Scot confirmed that he will not be available to face Hull City on Boxing Day.

“Robin is progressing, he’s coming on, and he is feeling quite good,” said Moyes.

“He had a similar injury at Arsenal on his thigh, so it is something we have to be sure about [before he returns]. It wouldn’t be much good if it got repeated, so we will try to take it steady.”

When asked if a return on Thursday would be too soon for the 30-year-old, Moyes added: “I think it probably will be.

“Obviously the medical team are controlling him, but we speak to Robin as well about how he feels and what he feels he needs to do. We’re doing everything we can to make sure he’s well looked after and well treated.”

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