Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed star striker Robin van Persie could miss the team’s match with Liverpool on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup.
Van Persie missed his first Premier League game since 2011 on Sunday as United slipped to an embarrassing 4-1 defeat away to rivals Manchester City.
It was clear to see United missed that bright spark up front and may be forced to play without him in the cup clash this week.
Danny Welbeck was brought in to partner Wayne Rooney at the Etihad and could be a starter once again on Wednesday.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Moyes revealed that he looked like he would be available up until the day of the game having trained through a groin strain all week.
"He had a groin strain in the week, we thought he might be OK but not quite," said Moyes.
"Up until Sunday morning, we thought he had a good chance. Maybe he'll be OK for Wednesday."
Whilst United may be without van Persie, Liverpool look set to introduce Luis Suarez back into the starting line up for the first time since last season after his ten-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic came to an end.