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Manchester United players want former striker to join Erik ten Hag backroom staff

It is being reported that Manchester United players are keen on Erik ten Hag’s plan to bring Robin van Persie back to the club as part of his coaching staff.

As revealed by Stretty News, Van Persie is one of the leading candidates to join Ten Hag’s backroom staff, after the Dutchman completes his switch from Ajax.

Ajax assistant Mitchell van der Gaag is also expected to join him.

United are expected to make an official announcement on Ten Hag’s appointment soon – but not today, with the focus very much on tonight’s game against Liverpool at Anfield.

According to The Times, United’s current first team squad would be keen to see Van Persie return, though there are fears of gaining a work permit while he is without the required qualifications.

Jaap Stam and Steve McClaren have also been linked with a role under Ten Hag. The latter – who coached at the club under Sir Alex Ferguson – was head coach of FC Twente when Ten Hag was one of his coaches, so we could see the tables turn in the coming months.

I wonder if Van Persie still has his goalscoring boots?

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