Manchester United fans react on Twitter to RVP injury - Arsenal supporters mock

Manchester United will be without Robin van Persie for around one month David Moyes has confirmed.

Back when Manchester United were debating bidding for Robin van Persie 18 months ago, supporters were nervous despite his impressive goalscoring record.

For he also came with an injury record to be scared of, ones which have reared their ugly head again this season.

David Moyes confirmed in his afternoon press conference ahead of the weekend clash with Aston Villa that Van Persie sustained a thigh injury after coming on as a substitute against Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek.

It's a particular blow ahead of the busy festive period, considering he had been rushed back from a toe injury to face Newcastle United at the weekend.

Van Persie's former fitness coach Raymond Verheijen criticised David Moyes' training methods earlier in the season and again last last month - branding the Scotsman a 'dinosaur'.

This latest injury adds credence to those moans, and also places increased pressure on Wayne Rooney. It is time for Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez to step up, with neither finding their shooting boots on a regular basis this season.

United are already missing key midfielder Michael Carrick, and presently sit in ninth in the Premier League.

The injury has caused a lot of anger among United supporters, blaming manager David Moyes for his mishandling of last season's top goalscorer.

Meanwhile Arsenal fans who had to watch as their former striker won the Premier League last season, now look back amused as United flounder and Van Persie returns to the kind of injury record which ruined six out of his eight seasons at the Gunners.

Here is a look at how both sets of supporters reacted on Twitter to the big news:

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