Van Persie out for month
MANCHESTER, England (AP):Manchester United manager David Moyes says striker Robin van Persie will be out for a month with a thigh injury.
Van Persie, who has 10 goals for the club this season, was hurt in the Champions League win against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
The Dutch striker could miss eight fixtures, including a League Cup quarter-final against Stoke on Wednesday and a Premier League match against Tottenham on January 1.
Moyes says, "That is a big blow to us. It is unfortunate because I think if you look at our record with Wayne Rooney and Robin in the team it is actually very good, and we have not had them for quite a period recently."
T&T player on trial at Udinese
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Trinidad and Tobago national midfielder Joevin Jones arrived in Italy on Thursday to participate in a 12-day trial with Serie A club Udinese.
If he is convincing, the 21-year-old footballer, who plays for W Connection in Trinidad, is expected to receive a contract with Udinese, which campaigns in Italy's mid-division.
Udinese has developed a reputation for buying young players from abroad, turning them into stars, and then selling them at high fees.
" Udinese's latest unknown player that might make a name for himself arrives from Trinidad and Tobago," the Italian website Gianlucadimarzio.com has reported.
Jones already has 31 caps with Trinidad and Tobago and has played 35 times with W Connection since 2009, but has never scored.