Van Persie comments on not joining Van Gaal at United immediately

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Manchester United star striker will not be skipping his holiday like Louis van Gaal.

Louis van Gaal is barely stopping for a breather between arriving back from the World Cup and heading to his new job as Manchester United manager.

The Dutchman does not have any time to waste with the transfer window open and pre-season dates arranged. 

United face LA Galaxy in their first game on their US tour on July 23, and Van Gaal may already have had a week under his belt by then.

One man who will not be joining him right away is striker Robin van Persie, who is now off on a three week break after his exploits leading the line for Van Gaal's Netherlands at the World Cup.

And it is not something the striker views as a bad thing. Speaking to Voetball International, Van Persie said:

"Three weeks is necessary. It was a tough tournament. I have given in every game everything I had in me. There was just more was not in there."

Considering Van Persie's fitness struggles at times through his career, time to recuperate from the intensity of World Cup competition is important.

It also allows Van Gaal time to look at other strikers in United's ranks, with Wayne Rooney's presence on tour already confirmed by United after England's early exit, with Danny Welbeck also certain to feature.

Javier Hernandez's involvement from the start is uncertain, with Mexico lasting a round longer than England, but he will be keen to make an impression under his new boss as early as possible.

Arguably the big winner could transpire to be United wonderkid James Wilson, who scored twice for the first team at the end of last season, and will be hoping for a big chance on pre-season to show his credentials in front of his new manager. Van Persie's absence could just be the key facilitator in making that happen.

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