Manchester United trio - Van Persie, Kagawa & Evra injured!

Manchester United could be without Robin van Persie, Shinji Kagawa and Patrice Evra for their Barclays Premier League game against Wigan at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Van Persie was taken off with a thigh problem during Holland’s win over Hungary on Tuesday while Kagawa sat out Japan’s game with Iraq with a back strain.

And left back Evra was so poor in France’s World Cup qualifying win over Belarus that he may be rested ahead of next Wednesday’s Champions League opener at home to Galatasaray.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson will assess Van Persie and Kagawa at training on Thursday, but Kagawa is almost certainly out after saying on Wednesday he was still in pain.

The summer signing is also scheduled to appear at a United promotional press conference at Old Trafford on Friday, something that would not happen if he was due to play the next day.

If Evra is rested, it would mean a first start for new left back Alexander Buttner.