VIDEO: Heat cannot be an excuse, says Manchester United star

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie insists that the conditions in Brazil will be the same for everyone at the World Cup.

The Manchester United and Netherlands striker, Robin van Persie, has insisted that the conditions in Brazil will be the same for everyone at the World Cup despite his country arriving earlier than expected. 

The United forward let out that the Netherlands squad had travelled to Brazil earlier in comparison to other teams to try to adjust to the heat sooner. The former Arsenal man seemed to suggest that manager Louis Van Gaal had warned his side of the hot weather two years in advance.

'We are not used to it, but the manager warned us, one-and-a-half, two years ago about the conditions', he told reporters. 'So it is good we came quite early'.

The humidity levels in Brazil may play havoc on the minds of the players, but Van Persie suggests that everyone should just 'get on with it'.

The 30-year-old added that 'Spain has to deal with it, Australia has to deal with it', suggesting that it shouldn't play a huge role in the outcome of the tournament.

However, the United forward did admit that it could be a little worse in the Amazon area as it is even hotter in El Salvador.

'We can't use it as an excuse', said Van Persie, indicating that the heat cannot be a reason to blame if the Netherlands or any team get knocked out of the World Cup.

With organised water breaks, teams will need to ensure of constant hydration in the soaring temperatures and humidity. With only a few days to go to the opening of the World Cup, teams will be eager to start adjusting to the conditions.

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