Van Gaal refused to put a timeframe on van Persie’s return and said fans will have to wait to see him back in the starting XI.
Speaking about United’s injuries, van Gaal said: ”Now Robin van Persie is the only injured player because [Michael] Carrick trained yesterday for the first time with the group, but he has an ankle injury now, so we will have to wait and see how long that shall take. James Wilson is available.”
Van Gaal is yet to have the luxury of a fully fit squad this season so the news about van Persie will come as a blow.
Some fans have suggested that the Dutchman’s injury could be a blessing in disguise for United as he has put in some increasingly mediocre performances this term.