David Moyes has admitted that he is concerned about Robin van Persie’s fitness ahead of Southampton’s visit to Old Trafford tomorrow.
The 30-year-old was on the wrong end of a stamp during the UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk and there were fears that he had broken his toe.
He played through the pain with an injection against Sunderland and despite not training for Holland away on international duty, he played in both of their games during the week which has clearly aggravated his injury.
Moyes’ concern indicates that van Persie may not be risked against Southampton as it could do more damage than good.
“We’re a bit worried about Robin and the condition he’s come back in,” he told MUTV.
With Rooney firing on all cylinders, Moyes will be confident that he could play the role of United’s main striker and he is spoilt for choice when it comes to who could play behind Rooney given that Januzaj, Nani, Kagawa, Welbeck, Zaha, Valencia and Young are all fit.
It is vitally important for Moyes to make sure that van Persie doesn’t get injured for a sustained period this season and if that means resting him for games in order to let him recuperate, then it is the best option.
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