PICTURE: Robin van Persie all smiles after first day back training in Manchester

It is believed that Robin van Persie will not be ready for the start of the season under Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, after taking a long holiday after the World Cup where his national side came third in Brazil.

But, on Monday morning, Robin van Persie returned to training at Carrington along with Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj. The Manchester United striker was all smiles after his first training session back at Carrington, seen out in his home village of Alderley Edge below.

Robin van Persie’s team-mates tonight face Liverpool in the final of the International Challenge Cup in Miami, a match in which the winner will receive £600,000. The squad then return to Manchester before their next friendly, which is against Valencia. Assistant manager Ryan Giggs returns in time to play in Thursday nights Class of 92′ fundraising match against Salford City.

Picture below, Robin van Persie in Alderley Edge after training on Monday:

Picture Credit: Daily Mail