Van Persie & Kagawa Pick Up Injuries

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could be a doubt for this weekend's Premier League fixture at home to Wigan after suffering a thigh injury during Holland's 4-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Hungary.

Van Persie took a knee to the thigh in a challenge with Hungarian defender Roland Juhasz and was substituted at half-time, although 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 doubt for Manchester United is 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."

Does anyone else sense the dreaded "late fitness test" will be the only information we get between now and the Week 4 deadline?

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