PICTURE: Robin van Persie celebrates turning 31 at home

Robin van Persie this week has returned to training at Manchester United in preparation for the new season under Louis van Gaal, after missing the clubs pre-season tour of the US after a successful World Cup campaign with the Netherlands.

On Wednesday, Robin van Persie celebrated his 31st birthday, spending time with his family after a training session along with Adnan Januzaj and Marouane Fellaini at Carrington.

The Manchester United staff at Carrington also helped Robin van Persie celebrate his birthday, with a designed birthday kick for the United striker.

Here is hoping for a good season, and injury free for Robin under Louis van Gaal.

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