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Van Persie withdraws from Netherlands squad

By Football News



Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has withdrawn from the Netherlands squad with toe and groin injuries.

The 30-year-old was taken off with five minutes remaining as United defeated Premier League leaders Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday, after putting David Moyes' men ahead with a first-half header.

Van Persie has been plagued by the issue in the early stages of the season, and missed United's 1-0 home victory over Real Sociedad in the UEFA Champions League on October 23.

He will now miss the Netherlands friendly encounters with Japan on Saturday, before their showdown with Colombia on Tuesday.