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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:00:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Van Persie will miss Liverpool clash

Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie is set to miss the Capital One Cup clash against Liverpool owing to a groin strain. The injury also kept him out of the game against Manchester City in the Premier League, which United lost 4-1.


Van Persie will miss Liverpool clash

Speaking to the media ahead of Wednesday’s clash against the Reds, Manchester United manager David Moyes said, "I don't think he (Van Persie) will play on Wednesday. He will have an outside chance for Saturday (home to West Brom)."

Moyes is yet to win a game against the big four and finds his team currently at the 7th spot with two wins, two losses and a draw. When United play Liverpool in the Capital One Cup, Moyes will face a lose-lose situation as far as the fans are concerned. If United lose the game then the fans will be baying for his blood, and if they win it will not be a big deal since it is only a Cup clash.

Talking about United’s defeat to their rivals at the Etihad stadium, Moyes said that the club has moved on from their misery. "It (Sunday) has gone now," he said. "I can't do anything about it. We have moved on and we get ready for the next game.

"When you have been a football manager for the amount of time I have you are always going to have shocks.

"I have had lots and I have no doubt there will be more in the future. That is the way football is."

The striker’s absence left Manchester United weak in the final third with the visitors managing just three shots on target in the entire game. Wayne Rooney was expected to take charge in the absence of the Dutchman, and while he did score off a free-kick it turned out to be merely a consolation goal.

Luis Suarez is set to return following his ten-match ban and the striker could be included in the Capital One Cup clash. Moyes admitted that Suarez is a quality player, however, he wasn’t ready to read too much into his inclusion.

"It means Liverpool have got a really good player," said Moyes. "Does it change the complexion (of the game)? I am not looking at Liverpool too much. I just know the qualities of Luis Suarez are very good."

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