RVP feared foot injury

Manchester United star striker Robin van Persie has revealed he feared he had broken his toe earlier this month against Shakhtar.

Van Persie picked-up a foot injury during United’s draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and played win over Sunderland in last weekend’s by taking a pain-killing injection.

The Dutch footballer also played on Friday’s 8-1 World Cup qualifying win over Hungary and he insisted that he is not prepared to take any more pain-killing injections.

“Against Shakhtar I got such a hard kick on my toe, I immediately thought it was broken. It was so sore,” van Persie said to Sunday Mirror.

“On the Thursday, after returning to Manchester, I had a scan. Eight years ago I broke a bone on my other foot and it felt like a similar injury.

“I was so relieved there was no fracture visible, but doctors told me it was badly bruised. I was told to rest it, but I wanted to play against Sunderland.

“So we did what they call a quick fix. The medics gave me an injection.

“But I have said I won’t do that again. If I keep having injections in my toe, it is not going to improve. It will get more sensitive and painful.

“I have to admit it was a gamble playing against Hungary. I’d not trained and you never know how that can work out when you play again.”

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