Van Gaal explains Di Maria’s injury and Van Persie’s absence

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal confirmed Angel di Maria suffered a new injury in training on Wednesday and Robin van Persie has been struck down by a virus.

Both players were left out of Manchester United’s squad to face Crystal Palace because of their problems.

Van Persie should be OK to return once the virus has passed but it’s a bitter blow that Di Maria has suffered yet another injury in what has been a plagued season for the Argentinian at Man United.

Injuries have been a huge problem for United this season. Although there was a quiet period in which United won six consecutive games and had relatively few injuries, the issues have come back to haunt United once again.

Di Maria has found it very difficult to gather any momentum this season thanks to a succession of injuries which have plagued his progress and this is the latest in a series of problems for him.

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