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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out for up to a month after David Moyes confirmed he suffered a thigh injury

Robin van Persie injury: Manchester United striker ruled out for a month after picking up thigh injury in win over Shakhtar Donetsk

The United star will miss this weekend's encounter with Aston Villa and is a doubt for next month's Premier League tie with Chelsea having only just returned from separate toe and groin injuries

Manchester United manager David Moyes salutes the home fans after their Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk

David Moyes confused by Premier League woes after Manchester United progress in the Champions League

United's form in the league has been inconsistent at best but Europe has provided Moyes with a welcome distraction after securing top spot in Group A

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Patrick Vieira put Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp up front in 'greatest' Arsenal team - but there's no room for Cesc Fabregas and Marc Overmars

The former Arsenal captain was asked to name an XI based on those he played with

Cabaye celebrates his goal

Wayne Rooney given two days off by Manchester United

David Moyes uses suspension to give striker a rest

Shinji Kagawa with Robin van Persie

Manchester United v Newcastle: David Moyes could be without Shinji Kagawa and Robin van Persie, as well as Wayne Rooney for Old Trafford match

Rooney is suspended, Kagawa has a sickness bug and it is not clear if RVP is ready to return

The fortunes of David Moyes in the transfer market could be dependent on whether United qualify for the Champions League next season

Transfer news: Manchester United's ambitious transfer plans at risk from possible failure to qualify for Champions League

Big-name players will be put off by lack of Champions League football if United fail to finish in the top four

David Moyes must at least ensure that Manchester United qualify for next season's Champions League

Manchester United must win 'an awful lot of games' if they are to retain the Premier League title, admits David Moyes after Everton defeat

United have slipped to ninth in the Premier League after defeat to his former club Everton, who remain fifth

Wayne Rooney and Rory McIlroy in the latest Nike advert

Video: Wayne Rooney and Rory McIlroy go head-to-head in latest Nike advert - and Ronaldo swings by to help out the Manchester United striker

The two famous sportsmen take meet each other on the golf course as part of a promotion for Nike's latest Ordem Football

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Jack Wilshere: Of all the Arsenal departures, Cesc Fabregas was the hardest to take

Wilshere pinpoints the Spanish midfielder among an array of talent that has left the Emirates during his time, including Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri

A child takes a picture of the Germany players as they ride the Tube

Deutschland tÜber alles: Materialism is a dirty word in the Bundesliga

German footballers play by different rules from ours – look at them on the Underground! Tony Paterson in Berlin explains why materialism is a dirty word in the Bundesliga

Robin van Persie celebrates his goal against Arsenal

Manchester United fret over double-injury blow to striker Robin van Persie after he picks up individual toe and groin knocks

The striker will play no part in the Netherlands' international friendlies against Chile and Germany after he was deemed unfit to compete

Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen vows to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal, despite transfer rumours linking the captain with an exit

The Belgian international has struggled to break into the side in 2013

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to blame a virus for his sides 1-0 defeat to Manchester United

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 0: Arsene Wenger refuses to blame virus which affected five of his players, including Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky

Arsenal were without Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky due to illness which also affected a number of squad members

Manchester United manager David Moyes celebrates victory over Arsenal

Manchester United 1 Arsenal 0: David Moyes 'thrilled' with performance at Old Trafford after landing first significant victory

A Robin van Persie header was enough to give United victory against the Premier League leaders

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