Holland coach Louis van Gaal has cast doubt over the fitness of Manchester United striker Robin van Persie. He has raised questions about the frontman's general match fitness after the striker withdrew from his squad last week.

Van Gaal commented: "Van Persie called me on Sunday and we discussed the situation.

"He didn't really have a holiday this summer, because he had to go to Asia with United. He just went on and on.

"It's smart to keep in mind what that does to a player. Even if we had an important match, I wouldn't have played him this time."

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