Van Persie sidelined for United

Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick before he was stretchered off

Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick before he was stretchered off

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Robin van Persie will not be available for Manchester United's game against West Ham on Saturday, manager David Moyes has confirmed.

Van Persie was carried off on a stretcher in the dying minutes of United's win over Olympiacos with a knee injury.

United are unsure how long Van Persie will be out for, but the striker will definitely miss the evening game at Upton Park.

"We are getting him re-scanned again on Friday because there was nothing conclusive," the United boss said.

"He won't be available for Saturday's game.

"We will give you an update as soon as we can."

United beat Olympiacos 3-0 at home in the second leg of their tie to make it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

They were given the daunting task of facing Bayern Munich in the last eight at Friday's draw in Nyon.

Moyes concedes he has a tough task on his hands.

"I have probably drawn out the favourites," the Scot said.

"They are the holders so it is a really tough draw for us but it's one I am looking forward to."

Unlike the last-16 clash versus Olympiacos, United will play their first leg at home.

The Red Devils, who drifted from 18-1 to 33-1 following the draw, will take on Pep Guardiola's side at Old Trafford on April 1 before they travel to Germany for the return leg eight days later.

"I would prefer to be at home in the second leg," Moyes said.

"But we have got it. That is the way the draw has come out - we just have to take it."

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