Nani spent last season on loan at Sporting Lisbon and was never expected to have a part in Manchester United’s 2015/16 campaign.
And Van Gaal feels results in pre-season offer little pointer to how a club’s season will pan out, citing last summer’s experience as an example, and believes the first game of the season is the most important.
Van Persie has scored a respectable 57 goals in 105 appearances in all competitions during his three-year stay at Old Trafford.
Both players, who may go to Spanish club Real Madrid and Turkish team Fenerbahce, respectively, have started training as no decisions have been made regarding their possible departures, reports Efe. He never gave anything less than his hilarious, nigh-on uncontrollable best, and never could you accuse him of wittingly shirking his responsibilities.
Nani has been confirmed as a Fenerbahce player, while Robin van Persie looks set to follow him to Istanbul.
SEPTEMBER 15: Robin van Persie of Manchester United holds off a challenge from Gary Caldwell of Wigan Athletic during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on September 15, 2012 in Manchester, England.
To refute such claims though, van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, has gone on to state that the striker has not agreed a deal with anyone.
Speaking to Voetbal global, Vos said, “If Robin had found a new club, we would have announced it. And I’m in the Netherlands right now. “.