Manchester United boss David Moyes explained Robin van Persie's absence for their defeat to Everton last night.

Moyes has reiterated that Robin van Persie's groin injury is not serious ahead of Saturday's visit of Newcastle United.

"I don't know [when Robin will return]," stressed the boss. "We've been trying to get him back for a few weeks.

"But he is not ready yet. It's his groin. It's a sore groin injury and nothing desperately serious."

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