Robin van Persie hasn’t played for United since the 2-1 defeat against Swansea when he picked up an ankle injury. Louis van Gaal has confirmed that the striker is back in training but isn’t ready yet to go outside with the rest of the squad.

He is still with the medical department and needs to take the step to the technical department. He is always training but the medical department is also sports science so he is training inside, not outside on the pitch. Even when he is on the pitch, he is with the medical department. He will then take the step to the technical department and then we have a process when he comes into our selection and trains.