Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has raised hopes of a return to the United first-team before the end of the season after posting a clip of him back in training.
As reported by the Daily Mail, van Persie posted a short video of his training programme as he recovers from a knee injury suffered against Olympiakos last month.
He was stretchered off the field at the time and many believed he was done for the season. But this Facebook video should give United fans hope that the Dutchman will make a surprise return to the squad before he jets off to the World Cup with the Netherlands.
An initial diagnosis in late March suggested a four-to-six week recovery period which put his place in Louis Van Gaal's squad for the tournament into question.
Van Persie has since been spotted with the Netherlands coach several times in recent weeks, and this latest boost will be welcome news for Dutch fans as well as United supporters.
He sat next to Van Gaal during Feyenoord's 2-0 victory over PSV last Sunday. And he released this video on Facebook earlier today as he steps up his programme.
He's clearly going all out to prove his fitness before the Finals this summer, and that could be good news for United as well as van Gaal - check it out in the clip above...
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