Manchester United are set to be boosted by the imminent return of Robin van Persie, as the Dutchman prepares to make his first performance under Louis van Gaal at the weekend. According to The Guardian, Robin van Persie is nearing match fitness, and Louis van Gaal will now consider utilising his Dutch compatriot.
Holland came third in the World Cup, and Robin van Persie hasn’t kicked a ball since the third-placed playoff game against Brazil. Essentially he’s had no pre-season whatsoever, so basically he’s three or four weeks behind the rest of the squad in terms of match sharpness.
However, Robin could well get thrown in at the deep end, due to the alarming lack of fit Manchester United players within the squad. Danny Welbeck is out injured, whereas Javier Hernandez’s head looks elsewhere already.
Van Persie knows how to play in Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation, and he could form a deadly partnership up front with Wayne Rooney.