Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will be sidelined for at least one month with injury.
It has been confirmed that the striker will not feature at West Ham United on Saturday and will also miss next Tuesday’s Manchester derby.
The 30-year-old Dutchman was stretchered off with a knee injury in the closing minutes of Wednesday night’s 3-0 victory over Greek champions Olympiacos, after scoring a Champions League hat-trick.
“We are getting him re-scanned again today because there was nothing conclusive,” says Moyes at his his pre-match news conference on Friday. “He won’t be available for tomorrow’s game. We will give you an update as soon as we can.”
Further investigations into the player’s injury revealed he had a sprained knee which will keep him out for around four to six weeks.
Van Persie’s hat-trick helped the ‘Red Devils’ overturn a 2-0 deficit to reach the last-eight of Europe’s elite competition in front of the Old Trafford crowd.
United have been pitted against current Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of this season’s competition and hosts the Bavarians on 1-2 April.
He will also miss the two-legged tie against Bayern in April and the trip to Newcastle and Everton both in the same month.