Robin Van Persie Injury: Updates on United Star's Groin, Likely Return Date

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 22, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Robin van Persie of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 01, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Manchester United star striker Robin van Persie is out for Sunday's Manchester Derby after United manager David Moyes confirmed that the forward would miss the match while suffering from a groin strain, according to the club's official Twitter account: 

Moyes confirms @Persie_Official is missing today with a groin strain. More to follow...

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 22, 2013

The star striker has since returned to action in a 2-1 loss vs. West Brom and has been named to the club's starting lineup for the Champions League match vs. Shaktar Donetsk.