Man Utd nervously waiting on Van Persie scan results

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United are expected to make an announcement on Robin van Persie’s condition and whether he will be fit to play QPR this weekend.

The Dutch striker was advised by United’s medical staff not to attend last night’s FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony after injuring his ankle against Southampton.

He looked in some discomfort after being substituted and although the fact he walked straight down the tunnel with United’s physio may have been precautionary, there are some understandable concerns about whether it could be a more serious injury than it looked.

Van Persie’s last major injury was a sprained knee he suffered against Olympiacos in 2014 but having been so slow to get started this season following an extended break after the World Cup, an ankle injury could be a big setback for Van Persie.

Louis van Gaal has had a penchant for using Van Persie despite his poor form this season but if he does face a spell on the sidelines, Falcao will be ready and waiting to take the opportunity of a sustained run in the first-team with both hands.

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