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Robin van Persie

31-Year-Old Forward     Manchester United  Premier


Birthdate:  August 6, 1983    Birthplace:  Rotterdam, Netherlands    Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  159 lbs    

January 23, 2015    Robin van Persie News

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Van Persie returned from his ankle injury to come on as a second-half sub during Manchester United's scorless draw with Cambridge United in the FA Cup on Friday.

Van Persie had one good shot, though he skied it over the bar, failing to register a shot on goal. Wayne Rooney was rested for the match, and RVP is expected to start with him when Premier League play starts up again Jan. 31 against Leicester City.

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January 22, 2015

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Van Persie (ankle) is fit for Friday's FA Cup match against Cambridge United.

Van Persie missed last weekend's Premier League match against QPR due to the ailment, but it was never expected to hold him out for long. It's unclear if he would have played against Cambridge if he didn't have the injury, but manager Louis van Gaal may use it to get van Persie's fitness back before United take on Leicester City in Premier League play on Jan. 31.

January 17, 2015

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Van Persie (ankle) is out for Saturday's match against QPR.

Van Persie's ankle injury isn't considered overly serious, but it'll force him out of at least one match. Falcao will start up front in his place.

January 16, 2015

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Manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that van Persie remains an injury doubt for Saturday's match against QPR because of an ankle injury. "It's not worse," van Gaal said. "Only van Persie is maybe injured but it is a minor injury. I don't think it's a great problem."

Van Persie has never been known as the most durable of players, so it would be more surprising if he played than if he was left out of the squad to face QPR at Loftus Road. If he sits, Falcao could be reinserted into the starting XI, though James Wilson always lurks as an option.

January 14, 2015

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Van Persie is not expected to play Saturday against Queens Park Rangers after suffering an ankle injury during Sunday's loss to Southampton, The Guardian reports.

The injury is not overly severe, and it is possible that van Persie could return to face Cambridge United in the FA Cup the following Friday. With van Persie sidelined to face QPR, Falcao or James Wilson will get the start in his place.

January 13, 2015

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Van Persie underwent scans on his injured ankle Tuesday, but the results have not been made public yet, the London Evening Standard reports.

Van Persie picked up the injury during last weekend's loss to Southampton, and he was unable to travel for the Ballon d'Or ceremony as a result of the ailment (he was up for goal of the year for his acrobatic header for the Netherlands at the World Cup). Even if the scans show no significant damage, van Persie is likely a serious doubt for Saturday's match against QPR at Loftus Road.

January 11, 2015

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Van Persie came off in the 61st minute of Sunday's match against Southampton after suffering an ankle injury, and he will have scans performed Monday to determine the severity of the injury, according to The Guardian.

With Falcao rested for the game, van Persie was replaced by Ander Herrera, who could do very little in the eventual 1-0 loss. The scans will help establish a timeline for van Persie's return, and if he has to miss any time, Falcao and James Wilson should get more playing time.

January 1, 2015

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Van Persie assisted on Falcao's 26th-minute goal during Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Thursday.

Van Persie's assist was just his second all season, with his first coming back on Nov. 29 against Hull City. He took multiple shots for the eighth game in a row, though none landed on goal. Given how much he played through the holiday period, he could very well be rested for Sunday's FA Cup match, which means he'll have a nice break before United's next Premier League game Jan. 11 against Southampton at Old Trafford.