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Robin van Persie forced off with thigh injury as Holland beat Hungary

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12 Sep 2012 08:16:18

Robin van Persie forced off with thigh injury as Holland beat Hungary

The former Arsenal man has been in imperious form since joining their rivals, scoring four times in three matches. Van Persie took a knee to the thigh in a challenge with Hungarian defender Roland Juhasz but Dutch manager Louis van Gaal said he didn't fear the injury was too bad.

 He said: "We took off Robin for precautionary measures. It doesn't seem to be too serious, but you never know. We didn't want to take any risks." Another injury worry for Manchester United is fellow new-boy Shinji Kagawa who missed Japan's 1-0 victory over Iraq with a back injury.

"I felt a twinge in the back during practice when I was on the ball. I had some treatment but didn't want to risk causing the team trouble by playing," said the midfielder. "Obviously it's a shame I wasn't able to play. It's not that serious and I don't think it will keep me out for long."


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