English Premier League giants Manchester United’s £24m signing Robin Van Persie lasted just 45 minutes in his country, Netherlands’ 2013 World Cup qualifier against Hungary on Tuesday 11 September.
Won 4 – 1
The striker was substituted with what was suspected to be a thigh strain after a challenge by Hungarian defender Roland Juhasz a few minutes before the break and was replaced by Klaas Jan Huntelaar in the game which the 2010 world cup finalists went on to win 4 – 1.
However, the Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, later told guardian.co.uk that the striker’s injury didn’t look too serious and he was withdrawn as a precautionary measure.
- 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, he said.