Manchester United manager David Moyes speaking before yesterday’s 2-0 win over Swansea told Sky Sports that it is wrong to assume that the Dutch striker will be out for another six-weeks and that the reports of this are wrong.
The Dutch international has not played for United since coming on as a substitute during United’s match against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League, and has been out for the last nine Premiership games.
“I don’t know where that has come from,” said Moyes. “That would be wrong information as far as I am concerned.”
The United boss added: “We’re trying to get Robin back. He’s got a thigh strain similar to the one he had at Arsenal [in the second half of the 2007/2008 season].
“He never had an injury all last season. He took a corner against Shakhtar and felt his thigh so it was a freak thing really and not [aggravating] an injury he’d had before.
“It’s a different injury. We have to manage it correctly and he’s been to Holland to see a guy he works with there. So we’re doing everything we can to give him the right treatment and get him back as soon as we possibly can. But I don’t want to put a date on his return.”