Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder stole the show at Holland’s training session yesterday which gave Louis van Gaal a reason to smile.
It was the first time that Van Gaal had his full squad together and during a small practice match, Van Persie was in red hot form according to the Dutch reporters who watched him, going as far as to say he ‘went past players like they weren’t even there‘ – that sounds more like the Van Persie who was so good for Manchester United in his first season.
Van Gaal will be happy because it is the next step on Van Persie’s road to recovery and after playing 79 minutes against Ecuador, he should be fit enough to play the full game against Ghana at the end of May.
A fully fit Van Persie at the World Cup is what we all want to see flourish under Van Gaal to give us all a taster of what might happen next season.
Smiles all round from Van Gaal!