Robin Van Persie withdraws from Netherlands squad

Goal :    Robin van Persie has withdrawn from Netherlands’ squad to face Germany this week.

The striker picked up a thigh injury during Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, and has now pulled out of Louis van Gaal’s plans for the match in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

While the injury is not though to be particularly serious, it remains to be seen whether the 29-year-old will be fit for the Red Devils’ next Premier League game away to Norwich City at the weekend.