Moyes was coy about the Dutch striker when asked about him during his Friday presser, but Goal.Com have revealed that the striker took part in his first full training session in a month yesterday.
Van Persie hasn’t played since scoring the winner against Arsenal last month and whilst he isn’t confirmed to play against Newcastle in United’s lunchtime kick off time today, the website believe he has a chance and will meet with Manchester United’s medical staff in the morning to discuss how his groin has reacted to the session.
There were rumours at the start of the season that Van Persie wasn’t to enamoured with Moyes’ coaching methods, especially after having his sessions tailored last season to ensure he remained fit. This season he has been plagued by niggling injuries and doesn’t look like the same player that fired United to the title last term.
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has somehow got pally with someone at Old Trafford (arf) and secured info of a Van Persie transfer request and leaked it to an Irish radio station… very believable.
I think this is simply a case of the Liverpool man taking advantage of the situation at Old Trafford, with Moyes struggling and being questioned after yet another defeat.
Whilst Lawrenson is a plank, he is no worse than the people that believe him!