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Man United win battle but their lion is injured

March 20, 2014 08:57 IST

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Manchester United’s hat-trick hero Robin van Persie was carried off on a stretcher in the final minutes of their Champions League second leg against Olympiacos.

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The Dutch striker who helped his team beat Olympiakos Piraeus 3-0 to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit to reach the quarter-finals is down with an apparent leg injury.


Image: Manchester United's Robin van Persie leaves the pitch on a stretcher
Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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The Dutchman had three minutes of treatment on the pitch but was eventually taken off, to be replaced by Marouane Fellaini. But manager David Moyes insisted the injury is not as serious as first feared.

Moyes said the striker took a knock behind the knee but was ‘hopeful it was not too bad’.


Image: Robin van Persie of Manchester United is stretchered off
Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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