Fergie weighs up van Persie debut ahead of Everton game
LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom (AFP) - Sir Alex Ferguson will wait until the last minute before deciding whether new striker Robin van Persie is fit enough to make his debut in Manchester United's Premier League opener at Everton on Monday.
Van Persie, signed for 24 million pounds (S$47.2 million) from Arsenal, rushed back from international duty with Holland in midweek to undergo a medical in Manchester that went into the early hours of Friday before completing the most eye-catching Premier League transfer of the year.
After such a hectic schedule, and just a handful of training sessions with his new team-mates, United manager Ferguson is uncertain if he should throw van Persie straight into his starting line-up at Goodison Park.
"He hasn't played much. We are going to assess him the next couple of days and chat with him, see how he feels himself," Ferguson said.