Van Persie Shock!
It would appear that Manchester United will start the new season without the services of Robin van Persie.
Apparently our new manager, Louis van Gaal, has decreed that the Dutch striker will not be match fit enough to be considered for selection after his delayed return from World Cup duty with Holland.
Discussing the situation, van Gaal has remarked to the media,
"Robin will begin training on Monday, but he won`t play against Valencia, definitely not."
"And Robin won`t play in the Premier League, either, I think. When a player has been on holiday for three weeks they have to train. You need training sessions before you can play."
"I`m sorry, but players have to train and Robin needs a full training regime behind him before he can play again."
"People can criticise me for my decision, but I know what you have to do with players who have had three weeks holiday."
"Hopefully, Robin will get his fitness back very fast. But, at this moment, he won`t be playing."
Let`s all hope Louis van Gaal has gauged this one correctly!