Manchester United attacker Robin van Persie was taken off through the Netherlands’ 4-1 World Cup qualifying win in Hungary with a thigh injury.
Manager Louis van Gaal moved to play down fears by claiming the switch had been a “preventive measure”.
“It does not appear to be too serious, but we did not want to take any risks,” Van Gaal told Dutch broadbaster SBS6.
Van Persie, 29, has scored four goals in three matches since joining United from Arsenal in a £24m contract last month.
Van Persie also scored in the Netherlands’ 2-0 World Cup qualifying win against Turkey on Friday.
Shinji Kagawa is another injury concern for United having missed Japan’s World Cup qualifying win over Iraq with a back injury.
“I felt a pain in the back during practice when I was on the ball. I had some treatment but didn’t want to risk causing the team trouble by playing,” Kagawa told the Kyodo news agency.
“Obviously it’s a disgrace I wasn’t able to play. It’s not that serious and I don’t think it will keep me out for long.”
United play Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday
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