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Robin van Persie

31-Year-Old Forward     Manchester United  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  General Soreness    EST. RETURN:  11/22/2014
Birthdate:  August 6, 1983    Birthplace:  Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  159 lbs    

November 11, 2014    Robin van Persie News

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Van Persie will not play in the Netherlands' friendly against Mexico on Wednesday, as he was deemed unfit by manager Guus Hiddink, The Guardian reports.

The issue was described as a "minor injury," with van Persie fully expected to face Latvia on Sunday in a Euro 2016 qualifying match.

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Robin van Persie: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 26, 2014

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Van Persie scored four minutes into stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.

Van Persie actually got his head on Didier Drogba's goal early in the first half as well, though with the ball on target he wasn't credited with an own-goal. With Wayne Rooney suspended and Radamel Falcao out with a knock, van Persie was the lone striker Sunday and responded by scoring his third goal in the last five games. Up next is the always exciting Manchester derby at the Etihad.

September 30, 2014

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Van Persie said he sees Manchester United battling in the top four of the table, and returning to the Champions League next season, according to the Daily Mail.

The Dutch striker said that everything the team needs to move back to the top of the table is in place. He added that he believes the team will do it this year, and be back in Europe next season. The striker has scored two goals in his last two matches.

September 28, 2014

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Van Persie scored in the 22nd minute of Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

After starting slowly following a long run at the World Cup, van Persie has now scored in back-to-back matches with Falcao assisting on both of them. With no Champions League action for United, van Persie will get a bit of a midweek rest before taking on Everton next Sunday.

September 21, 2014

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Van Persie scored in the 13th minute of Manchester United's surprising 5-3 loss to Leicester City on Sunday.

Van Persie's goal was his first of the season, heading in a perfect cross from fellow-striker Falcao, who started up front with RVP. With Juan Mata moving to the bench, it appears that manager Louis van Gaal has decided to play Falcao and RVP together, which could wreck havoc on opposing defenses.

September 19, 2014

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that Van Persie could succeed playing alongside on-loan striker Falcao. "I don't think that Falcao interferes with van Persie or that he interferes with Falcao. Falcao is a very good striker, I already said that when he came here in his first press conference. I like van Persie as well -- he is also a very good striker."

The biggest question facing van Gaal is how to play Van Persie, Falcao and Wayne Rooney together, although it appears likely that the latter could move back a little bit to leave the front line for the former two. While it's an embarrassment of riches for Manchester United, it's not an ideal situation for fantasy owners, as Falcao and RVP are likely to each into each other's minutes.

September 16, 2014

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Van Persie took three shots, with one on goal, but was unable to find the back of the net in Manchester United's 4-0 win over QPR on Sunday.

Van Persie's effort on goal was an impressive volley off a ridiculous pass from Angel di Maria, but QPR keeper Robert Green was right there to make the save. Van Persie has yet to score this season in three matches, although if Falcao can start garnering more attention from opposing defenses, it could open things up for RVP.

August 24, 2014

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Van Persie started and played 62 minutes in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Sunderland on Sunday.

Van Persie was held out of United's Premier League opener against Swansea due to a lack of fitness following a long run at the World Cup with the Netherlands, but he was back to his starting position Sunday. Unfortunately, he failed to register even a single shot, as the United attack continued to be sluggish despite his presence. However, help could be on the way, as the addition of midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid could definitely pay dividends for van Persie as another excellent player who can feed him balls in the box.