Manchester United manager David Moyes said Robin van Persie has recovered from his thigh injury enough that he’ll be active versus West Brom on Saturday. The Dutch striker watched from the concourse as United were destroyed 4-1 by Man City in the Manchester Derby.
Robin van Persie will play a role in Old Trafford.
‘Robin van Persie will be involved somewhere against West Brom. He has trained today [Friday]. Tom Cleverley has done some training as well. He just knocked his knee and it’s not serious,’ said the United boss.
When Robin van Persie moved to Manchester United at the end of the 2011-2012 campaign, many teams in direct competition laughed at United for their purchase of a 28 year old with a pretty long history of injury plagued seasons. There was never any doubting how lethal he could be when fully fit but the problem was, could United get him in decent enough physical shape to be the 25+ goal a season man they had paid £22.5 million for. It is no wonder that his fitness and training has become a thing handled with much care and concern for the coaches that need him at his best.
Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen has come out on twitter and blasted the “dinosaurs” that are looking after Robin van Persie at United and claims nothing will ever change in “Jurassic Park” because of their old-school mentality.
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