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Van Persie ruled out of Bayern tie

Published: Friday 21 March 2014, 19.10CET
Manchester United FC forward Robin van Persie will miss the quarter-final with holders FC Bayern München after being ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee sprain.
Van Persie ruled out of Bayern tie
Robin van Persie will be out for up to six weeks ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Friday 21 March 2014, 19.10CET

Van Persie ruled out of Bayern tie

Manchester United FC forward Robin van Persie will miss the quarter-final with holders FC Bayern München after being ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee sprain.

Manchester United FC's hopes of successfully negotiating their UEFA Champions League quarter-final against holders FC Bayern München have suffered a serious blow with the news Robin van Persie is out with a knee sprain.

The Netherlands forward, whose hat-trick on Wednesday helped United to a 3-2 aggregate success over Olympiacos FC in the round of 16, has been sidelined for between four and six weeks after scans revealed a sprained left knee.

Manager David Moyes had initially believed the injury, picked up after a collision in the dying moments of the second leg against the Greek champions, would not lead to a long lay-off, describing it as "not serious".

However, after a first scan proved inconclusive, a second scan earlier today showed the full scale of the damage. It means the 30-year-old will certainly miss the tie with Bayern, the first leg of which takes place on 1 April, and will be doubtful for any semi-final opener on 22/23 April should the Red Devils progress.

Last updated: 26/03/14 11.47CET

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