Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal has confirmed that Robin Van Persie, who was stretchered out last weekend at The Liberty Stadium during Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Swansea City could be out for as many as three months with an ankle injury.
Van Gaal was speaking at Manchester United’s pre-match conference where he confirmed the striker’s condition, claiming that the Netherlands captain had damaged his ankle ligaments during the match. Van Persie is currently Manchester United’s highest goal scorer and Van Gaal admitted that losing the Pukas Award nominee was a huge blow to the club. Manchester United face off against Sunderland on Saturday and would be without the former Arsenal man for what would be the first of many sets of matches without their hit man.
Manchester United would have to approach the tail end of the season and a very intense battle for a top four spot with misfiring Colombian forward, Radamel Falcao as their top striker. If ever there was a time for Falcao to step up and justify his price tag and wage bill, this is it.