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English Premier League
Robin van Persie was spotted in Alderley Edge this afternoon showing no signs of injury after he was forced off at QPR in the first half on Saturday.
The Manchester United striker went for a meal with his partner in Alderley Edge and when asked about his injury he said: 'Yes it's all fine thanks'.
Everton striker Victor Anichebe remains an injury doubt ahead of Tuesday's FA Cup fifth-round replay against Oldham at Goodison Park.
Anichebe had to come off at half time in the original tie - a 2-2 draw on February 16 - having picked up a knock, and missed Saturday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Norwich.
Major League Soccer
Why Pelé's Cosmos Were the Best and Worst Thing to Happen to American Soccer.
Missing person... Please help us out. instagr.am/p/WM7f0lu43Y/— Omar Gonzalez (@Omar4Gonzalez) February 26, 2013
All crises are relative. At the stratospheric level occupied by the world’s two biggest soccer clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona, premature elimination from the Champions League, failing to retain the Spanish league title and the sting of missing out on the Copa del Rey, Spain’s domestic cup competition would constitute a five-alarm meltdown.