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

September 16, 2014    Robin van Persie News

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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.

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

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.

August 24, 2014

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Van Persie is in the starting XI for Manchester United's Premier League match against Sunderland on Sunday.

Van Persie was held out of the Premier League opener following his recent return to training after the World Cup, but he gets the start right away for a United side looking for goals.

August 22, 2014

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Van Persie has been deemed fit for Sunday's Premier League match against Sunderland. "Robin is ready to play, so that is a big benefit to our team," manager Louis van Gaal said Friday. "I'm very happy that he is now able to play."

Van Persie took a little time to get back to fitness following a long run at the World Cup with the Netherlands, but now that he's fit, he should be inserted back into the starting XI, where he is a threat to score every weekend.

August 20, 2014

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Van Persie is nearing match fitness, and he is expected to play Saturday against Sunderland, The Guardian reports.

The United attack struggled without him in their Premier League opening loss to Swansea City last weekend at Old Trafford, but he's poised to return in an enticing fantasy matchup.

August 20, 2014

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Van Persie is closing in on a return to the pitch, and he could feature in Sunday's match against Sunderland. "We have been training with Robin for three weeks," manager Louis van Gaal said. "So the point that he can come in to the selection is close now."

Van Persie was held out of the season-opening loss to Swansea following his long run with the Netherlands at the World Cup. If he can reach full fitness for the weekend, he's got a solid matchup against a Sunderland side not known for having a strong defense.

August 15, 2014

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that van Persie has "no chance," of featuring in Saturday's Premier League opener against Swansea City.

Van Persie took some time off after the World Cup, where the Netherlands finished third, and van Gaal noted that van Persie simply hans't trained enough. However, he could very well be available to face Sunderland on Aug. 24.

August 4, 2014

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Manager Louis van Gaal said van Persie is not completely ruled out for the Premier League opener against Swansea City on Aug. 16. "I have to see how Robin comes back. If you have had three weeks' holiday, you are not fit enough," he said. "The first Premier League match is possible but I don't think so."

With Danny Welbeck suffering a knee injury Saturday, van Gaal may be forced to go with RVP to start the season, although he is unlikely to play all 90 minutes after just returning to training Monday. Van Persie got some time off after captaining the Netherlands to a third-place finish at the World Cup, although he's never been the more durable of players, so van Gaal is clearly not trying to rush him back.