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  • FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Netherlands' Robin van Persie celebrates scoring 4-1 during the Group D World Cup qualifying soccer match between Netherlands and Hungary, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben continue to spark the Oranje, but Van Persie must seize the opportunity after the Manchester United striker has scored only once at the last two major tournaments, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

    5 Dutch players to watch at the World Cup

    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal's greatest triumph came when he led Ajax to the Champions League title in 1995 by blending a nucleus of experienced veterans with highly talented youngsters like Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf and Edgar Davids.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2013 file photo, Dutch soccer team poses prior the start the Group D World Cup qualifying soccer match between Netherlands and Hungary, at Arena stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Background from left: Jeffrey Bruma, Michel Vorm, Daryl Janmaat, Ron Vlaar, Kevin Strootman, and Rafael van der Vaart. Foreground from left: Daley Blind, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Jeremain Lens and Nigel de Jong.  (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

    Netherlands hoping to end World Cup winless streak

    The Netherlands will head to Brazil hoping - again - to shake off the tag of best team never to win a World Cup.

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his side's third goal  and his hat-trick, during the Champions League, Round of 16, second leg match against Olympiakos,  at Old Trafford, Manchester,  England, Wednesday March 19, 2014. (AP Photo /PA, Peter Byrne) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Van Persie out for 4-6 weeks with sprained knee

    Manchester United's Robin van Persie will miss up to six weeks with a left knee injury, ruling the Netherlands striker out of both legs of a Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich and potentially six Premier League games.

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his side's third goal  and his hat-trick, during the Champions League, Round of 16, second leg match against Olympiakos,  at Old Trafford, Manchester,  England, Wednesday March 19, 2014. (AP Photo /PA, Peter Byrne) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    United beats Olympiakos to reach Champions QF

    Manchester United still has a chance to win a trophy in David Moyes' tumult-filled first season as Alex Ferguson's successor.

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, right, celebrates scoring their third goal, and his hat-trick against Olympiakos, with team-mate Wayne Rooney, left, during the UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, second leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Wednesday March 19, 2014.  (AP Photo / Peter Byrne, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    United beats Olympiakos, through in Champs League

    Robin van Persie ushered Manchester United into the Champions League quarterfinals - and potentially saved his manager's job - with a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Olympiakos that completed one of the competition's greatest comebacks on Wednesday.

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie  during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns Stadium in West Bromwich, England, Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Van Persie wants to extend deal at Man United

    Robin van Persie has rubbished talk that he is unhappy at Manchester United, saying he wants to extend his contract at the English champions.

  • Manchester United's Robin Van Persie attempts a overhead kick at Crystal Palace's goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Rooney scores as Man United beats Palace 2-0

    Wayne Rooney scored for the first time in two months with a strike of the quality that justifies his lucrative new Manchester United contract as the floundering English Premier League champions won 2-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, top center, is thwarted by Fulham's Sascha Riether during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Feb. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Bent stuns Man United by giving Fulham 2-2 draw

    A late fight back by Manchester United against Fulham counted for little as Darren Bent scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-2 draw for the Premier League's bottom team against the struggling champions on Sunday.

  • Stoke's Charlie Adam, centre, celebrates with teammates and manager Mark Hughes, left, after scoring his second goal against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke, England, Saturday Feb. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Man United's optimism punctured by defeat at Stoke

    Manchester United slumped to a 2-1 loss at relegation-threatened Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday to puncture the optimism generated by Juan Mata's arrival and leave the reigning champions with a huge task to finish in the Champions League positions.

  • Manchester United's Juan Mata, right, keeps the ball from Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Mata helps United to 2-0 win over Cardiff

    With record signing Juan Mata slotting seamlessly into the team and fit-again Robin van Persie back to scoring again, a return to the good times could be just around the corner for Manchester United.

  • United sends Rooney on warm weather break

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Struggling Manchester United will be without injured strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie for Saturday's Premier League match against Swansea, though manager David Moyes says warm weather training will help Rooney recover faster.

  • Van Persie tops AP player poll, Barcelona top team

    Robin van Persie held off last year's winner Lionel Messi to earn player of the week honors in the first round of The Associated Press global soccer poll.

  • Manchester United manager David Moyes, front second left, watches his team from the dugout during their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, England, Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. (AP Photo / Nick Potts, PA)

    Manchester United gives David Moyes win in Premier League opener

    A spectacular double from Robin van Persie helped Manchester United begin its Premier League title defense with a 4-1 win at Swansea.

  • Bayern, Lewandowski top weekly AP soccer poll

    After dominating the first legs of their Champions League semifinals, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund lead the latest Associated Press global soccer poll.

  • Bayern tops AP rankings for 4th straight week

    It's turning into a procession for Bayern Munich in the Associated Press global soccer poll.

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