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Robin Van Persie | Forward

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 157

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Robin van Persie will miss the Manchester Derby despite returning to training after his late-February ankle injury.
The Dutch international has resumed training but will not be fit in time to participate in Sunday's Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. With Manchester United having found peak form in Van Persie's absence, it isn't likely that he would have started even if he were fully fit but his omission is now certain. It seems likely that he will play at least some part in Week 33 at Stamford Bridge. Apr 10 - 12:36 PM

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Robin van Persie left the Liberty Stadium in a walking boot last weekend and will definitely miss the Week 27 match with Sunderland and likely more once a diagnosis is finally reached.

While not ideal, the absence of van Persie might solve a problem for Louis Van Gaal who has been struggling for how best to align his attacking options. Van Persie's absence opens the door for Wayne Rooney and Falcao/James Wilson to partner at forward with a spot open in midfield for Juan Mata/Ander Herrera. Throw in RvP's form this season and the results from Rooney's run as a deeper-lying midfielder and United might actually be in a better spot with van Persie injured.
Feb 27 - 11:58 AM

Robin van Persie will be assessed after leaving the Liberty Stadium on crutches following the defeat to Swansea in game week 26.

The Dutch international picked up a lower leg injury – suspected ankle ligaments – during the closing stages of the game as United pushed for an equaliser having seen Bafetimbi Gomis fortuitously edge the Jacks in front. Van Persie was taking no risks post-match placing his leg in a protective plastic cast which will help to immobilise the joint and reduce swelling until a scan can reveal the extent of the damage. In his absence James Wilson could come into contention although Radamel Falcao will be keen to prove his worth as the Colombian hopes to secure a permanent move to the club. Louis van Gaal can also look to utilise captain Wayne Rooney or Marouane Fellaini in a more attacking role.
Feb 21 - 3:27 PM

Robin van Persie shook off his recent slump to score a goal as Manchester United beat Leicester City 3-1.

There was a suspicion of offsides as Daley Blind put the Dutchman through. Regardless, RvP made no mistake and scored United's opener as well as a personal confidence booster. United's other two goals came from a Falcao rebound and a Wes Morgan own goal from a Wayne Rooney corner.
Jan 31 - 12:35 PM

Robin van Persie is fit enough to return to action against Cambridge United in FA Cup action tonight.

With a big squad available to him and lower level competition in front of his team, Louis Van Gaal may elect to give the Dutch forward a little extra rest in favor of someone like James Wilson. Regardless, RvP is healthy enough to play and should be more than ready to go when the Premier League resumes next weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 23 - 11:30 AM

Reports from the UK suggest the ankle injury sustained by Robin van Persie during the home defeat to Southampton is minor with the Dutch striker expected to miss one Premier League game.

Van Persie was unable to attend Mondays’ FIFA Ballon D’or ceremony in Zurich as he underwent further tests after limping off 24 hours earlier at Old Trafford. A scan revealed slight ligament damage which could mean the striker will only miss Saturdays’ trip to Loftus Road while he should be okay for the FA Cup tie against Cambridge 6 days later. His absence will afford Colombian Radamel Falcao a quick recall who was "rested" last time out having started the previous five games. Jorge Mendes [Agent] has expressed uncertainty regarding his client’s future and with James Wilson and Wayne Rooney able to lead the United line if required the club may struggle to justify a weekly wage of over $400k sitting on the bench.
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 14 - 11:45 AM

Robin van Persie will be sent for a scan on Monday after Louis van Gaal confirmed the Dutchman injured his ankle during Sundays’ defeat to Southampton meaning the striker will not be able to travel to Zurich to collect his goal of the year award.

The build-up to the game was dominated by the news that only Ashley Young was left in the United treatment after Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo returned to full training although the latter wasn’t included and Rafael was rested as a precaution following surgery on his fractured cheekbone. The game also had another noticeable absentee as Radamel Falcao did not make the 18 although strangely three defenders did – Evans, McNair and Blackett. However the Colombian is likely to make a rapid return after Robin van Persie was replaced on the hour because of injury making him a serious doubt for game week 22. Louis van Gaal also confirmed post-match that Luke Shaw and Angel di Maria were substituted because they need ‘match rhythm.’
Jan 11 - 5:15 PM

23, 0, 29, and 28 - those are RvP's previous four fantasy totals as the big numbers start to overwhelm the little ones for the first time this season.

When that zero happened, it made the 23 against Hull City look like the outlier because van Persie's season-to-date hadn't been very good. As the past two weeks have unfolded, it looks more like the zero that was the outlier with van Persie among the goals in three out of his past four Premier League matches for a total of four goals and two assists in four weeks. I hope the bandwagon didn't fill up before you had a chance to jump back on.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 02:00:00 PM

Robin van Persie's match-winning brace against Southampton rescued Manchester United and reaffirmed his status as a fantasy-relevant player for the first time this season.

Robin van Persie's 2014-15 season has not gone well for the most part after huge hype with Louis Van Gaal coming to manage United. The Dutch forward broke out briefly against Hull City a few matches back but he followed that up with a clunker leading to speculation that his performance might be more due to Hull City being poor than van Persie's form improving. The brace against Southampton may well be a sign that the clunker was the outlier and RvP is ready to resume being a top forward in the Premier League.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Manchester United climb to third in the Premier League after Robin van Persie's brace gave them a 2-1 victory over Southampton.

It was an entertaining match at St Mary's, with Manchester United fortunate to leave with the victory after being dominated for long spells. Louis van Gaal's men took an early lead as Van Persie pounced on Jose Fonte's woeful backpass to round Fraser Forster, but Southampton hit back with Graziano Pelle's deserved equaliser in the 31st minute. The Saints had chances to go ahead in the second half with David De Gea making a couple of decisive saves once again, but Van Persie secured the three points for his side as he slotted home Wayne Rooney's superb free-kick. United's fifth win on the spin means they climb to third place, while Southampton drop to fifth after three consecutive defeats.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Robin van Persie woke from the dead for a goal and an assist vs. Hull City but followed it up with zero points in ninety minutes against Stoke City.

The talk of van Persie's strong performance against Hull City being a jumping off point to the Dutch forward finding his lost form seems to have been wishful thinking. After a goal and an assist against an over-matched Hull City side, van Persie went back to being largely invisible against Stoke City. The former Arsenal man committed three fouls, suffered two fouls and intercepted a pass and those marked the only evidence that he played at all over ninety minutes. Shocking given his scoring record against Stoke City in recent season.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Manchester United star Robin van Persie can hurt Stoke City in Week 14.

If the performance against Hull was anything to go by then it appears van Persie has managed to play himself out of his bad patch of form. The Dutchman put in an energetic display capped with an assist and a goal as he dove-tailed perfectly with Wayne Rooney after Angel Di Maria left the field early due injury. Van Persie can be picked up for £4million less than Rooney and should on penalty duty against an often-clumsy Stoke defence.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:55:00 AM

Robin van Persie reacted to criticism with a goal and an assist to power Manchester United to an easy home win over Hull City.

Steve Bruce's men never really appeared in the match. Angel Di Maria went out with what appeared to be a hamstring strain in the first half but no worry as Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and then Robin van Persie all scored against a struggling Hull City side. Van Persie wasn't spectacular by any stretch of the imagination but he was good when presented the opportunity and with Radamel Falcao healthy enough for the bench it couldn't have come at a better time.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Robin van Persie scored a late equalizer to give Manchester United a point against a strong Chelsea side.

This was one of the best games of the weekend and it didn't disappoint until the last second. Both teams showed flashes of brilliance but it was Chelsea who took the lead early in the second half through a Didier Drogba goal and then controlled the match until the last minute. Three minutes into added time, Branislav Ivanovic fouled Angel di Maria and was sent off; seconds later Manchester United's van Persie scored after a scramble in the box. Chelsea are still title favorites, leading second place Southampton by four points, while Manchester find themselves in eight place in a battle for the top six.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Robin van Persie scored again in Week 6 but continued to disappoint somewhat by not producing a more well-rounded effort for fantasy managers.

Supporters of Manchester United and Robin van Persie will point to two goals in two weeks as evidence of his return to form. Fantasy managers, however, may not be so convinced unless the league they are playing in weighs goals extremely heavily and doesn't really count other contributions. The Dutch forward's goal-scoring aside, he has been peripheral to the action. The only other evidence that he played was a single corner won. If he hadn't scored a goal, RvP would have been negative for the weekend in the Yahoo format. Quite a decline for a player who was dominant even when not scoring as recently as 2012-13.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 02:45:00 PM