Manchester United trio unlikely to face Valencia.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has given a key injury update ahead of the Red Devils friendly match with Valencia at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.
He has hinted that the three late returning World Cup stars, are not expected to feature.
Louis van Gaal relishing Valencia friendly but says Januzaj, Fellaini & RvP unlikely to play. "They are not fit after one week [training]."— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 11, 2014
The trio returned to training late, missing the pre-season tour, due to the progress of Holland and Belgium to the latter stages of the tournament in Brazil.
Their fitness being behind track, is not entirely surprising, but still disappointing, particularly in the case of the Belgians.
France also were eliminated in the World Cup quarter-finals, yet Olivier Giroud has already played two pre-season games for Arsenal, including scoring in the Community Shield yesterday.
With United playing on Saturday lunchtime in the Premier League with Swansea, having Van Persie lacking match sharpness is not ideal, and there is a strong chance he will only feature on the bench, at best.