Van Persie is doubtful Main, Rooney Could Be Attacker Again
Manchester – Robin van Persie so one penggawa Manchester United who threatened absent during a visit to Preston North End in the FA Cup. The absence of Van Persie opened the space for Wayne Rooney so the attacker again.
There are at least three United players called Van Gaal is now in a condition not fit 100%. In addition to Van Persie there is also Phil Jones and Daley Blind, while Michael Carrick, who missed the last four games ‘Red Devils’ also not be able to return.
“I think Jones will be difficult to play on Monday. Although it seems it was not a severe injury. We are still going to see how the Blind will undergo a recovery,” said Van Gaal on MUTV.
“Robin van Persie also experienced something so now I give him a day of rest and only injured players who visit our training center. But the doctors do not tell me (progress), so I can not say anything,” said the manager was quoted as saying ESPNFC.
Van Persie’s absence opens the opportunity for Rooney to return to play as a striker. Rooney, who is third all-time top scorer of the Red Devils are often installed as a midfielder by Van Gaal in the last few games.
“It could be, I play him as a striker in the next game. It is always present in our consideration,” he added.
Manchester United favorites to get past the last 16 of the FA Cup. Despite having to undergo away games, opponents they will face this time competing in Division Champioship. Preston North End into a non-Premier League club faced MU third in this event once before Yeovil Town and Cambridge United.