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Man Utd rocked by Van Persie ankle injury

Robin van Persie is expected to be sidelined for up to four weeks with damaged ankle ligaments. The Dutch striker sustained the injury in Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday and is likely to be out until late next month according to the Daily Mail.

The former Arsenal captain fell on his right leg when crossing in late in the defeat but was unable to come off as Louis van Gaal had already used his three substitutes.

Van Persie left Swansea's home ground in a moon boot and on crutches after the match before undergoing scans on Monday to further determine the extent of the problem.

It is believed that van Gaal will reveal at his pre-match press conference on Friday, for the meeting with Sunderland on Saturday, that van Persie will be out until at least the March 22 fixture with Liverpool at Anfield.

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