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Injured Van Persie ruled out of Manchester derby

September 22, 2013 20:19 IST

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was ruled out of Sunday's derby at Manchester City with what local media reported to be a thigh strain.

Robin van PersieThe Dutchman was a surprise omission from the lineup named by manager David Moyes, who will be hoping striker Wayne Rooney will carry on his good form after scoring three goals in his last two games.

Image: Robin van Persie

Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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