Man Utd striker Robin van Persie out for a month with thigh strain

Robin van Persie. Photo: PA

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out for a month with a thigh injury.

United boss David Moyes confirmed the Holland international had suffered the injury when he took the corner that led to Phil Jones' match-winner in the Champions League triumph over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

"Robin Van Persie is out for a month," said Moyes.

"He picked up a thigh strain in taking a corner kick which led to the goal."