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Robin Van Persie picks up injury ahead of World Cup

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Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has limped out of Netherlands training ahead of the World Cup.

According to De Telegraaf, the severity of the injury is not known at this time but it's potentially a huge blow of the Netherlands and recently anointed Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.

Van Persie is Van Gaal's captain with the Netherlands and the country's main goalscoring hope as the tournament in Brazil looms large on the horizon.

The Dutch national team got to the final in South Africa only to lose to Spain, and they're hoping to go one better four years later.

The report claims Van Persie suffered a knee injury during the training session at the Dutch camp, and he'll go for tests to assess the severity of the problem.

But it's not good news seeing as the Dutch striker suffered with injury problems throughout the season, and only managed to make 18 Premier League starts through the previous campaign.

But when he did manage to get on the pitch he was prolific, scoring 12 goals and setting up three more. In his absence, United struggled and it at least partly contributed to the removal of David Moyes after just 10 months in charge at Old Trafford.

Should the problem indeed turn out to be worse than first thought, Van Gaal would have to turn to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

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