Manchester United latest: Champions League draw & Van Persie out

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News, view and rumours relating to Manchester United in the past 24 hours.

Manchester United take on West Ham at Upton Park this Saturday evening.

Breaking team news is that striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out for four to six weeks with a knee injury picked up against Olympiakos on Wednesday night. The Dutch ace who scored a hat-trick to see the Red Devils progress past the Greek champions in the last sixteen tie will now miss the Manchester derby with City on Tuesday as well as both legs of the Champions League quarterfinals.

Club captain Nemanja Vidic will miss the clash with the Hammers as he serves the first game of his two-game suspension.

The draw for the Champions League quarterfinals was held today. Manchester United have been drawn against Bayern Munich, the current title-holders Bundesliga champions.

In transfer news, The Mirror reports PSG striker Edinson Cavani will ‘snub’ United this summer despite being linked with a possible from the French capital to Old Trafford.

The Metro suggests United are ‘eying’ a £15 million move for Dejan Lovren of Southampton.

In other news, Sir Alex Ferguson has given Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger a written tribute to mark the French coach’s 1000th game in charge of the Gunners this Saturday against Chelsea.

"I congratulate Arsène in reaching this momentous landmark," Ferguson said.

"Having also reached the same milestone at one club, I cannot emphasise enough the level of dedication, resilience as well as sacrifice required and for that I have for the utmost admiration.”

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