Van Persie to be asked to sit down by new boss with man he does not like

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is being asked to adjust in the new Netherlands era without Louis van Gaal.

Louis van Gaal's switch to Manchester United has a double impact for Robin van Persie.

While the transition to club life under his former international boss should be smooth, the striker has to acclimatise to a new set up with the Netherlands.

The Dutch appointed the much-celebrated manager Guus Hiddink as Van Gaal's replacement, who has said the want to carry on the United boss's work.

For Van Persie however, there is one loose end to tie, and it refers to former Nottingham Forest striker Pierre van Hooijdonk.

The retired striker was a pundit at the World Cup, and upset Van Persie with comments which suggested unhappiness in the team, with the United star accusing Van Hooijdonk of 'sowing unrest'.

He added: "He must have do something else with his family or something, or play golf. For his opinion, no one is listening. I am sorry that he has such a stage to do so."

So Guus Hiddink calling Van Hooijdonk into his coaching set up, to work under Adrie Koster in the youth team, has raised eyebrows in Holland.

And the former Chelsea FA Cup winning manager says he intends to tackle the issue head on, and sit the two ex-Feyenoord strikers down together.

Dutch website AD.nl report Hiddink as stating: "You should not walk around it, big guys sit together.

"After you hit the headlines as against each other, and then put the past behind you. Such dormant cases I take head on."

Van Persie may not want to sit down with a striker with whose opinion he has publicly criticised and may lack a little respect for, but for the good of the Dutch set up, and perhaps so not to lose favour with Hiddink, he will have to out his differences aside.

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