Robin van Persie has moved to deny rumours he needs to undergo knee surgery this season.
Started by The Mirror, rumours suggested ligament damage sustained from his knee injury against Olympiacos last year needed to be corrected by surgery which would rule him out for a substantial length of time.
However, Van Persie has staunchly denied that is the case: “I do not know where it comes from and can say with my hand on my heart that I’m not in a hospital to have an operation,” he said.
“I had three weeks vacation and then had three good weeks of training. Last weekend I played an hour. Still without the desired result, but I’m assuming it will be okay.”
It’s good news for Van Persie that he won’t have to undergo knee surgery because United fans are hoping that once he is back to full fitness, he’ll be able to recapture his 2012/13 form under Louis van Gaal.
However, Van Persie being fit all season does raise a question – how does Van Gaal fit Van Persie, Rooney and Falcao into the same side?
We’ll be taking a look at that predicament with an article this week so keep your eyes peeled.