Memphis Depay Manchester United forward clashes with Robin van Persie in Netherlands camp

Holland manager Danny Blind confirmed that the two players clashed during training

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  play Robin van Persie and Memphis clashed during Netherlands national team training (OmniSports)
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Manchester United forward, Memphis Depay and striker Robin van Persie clashed while in camp with their Netherlands national team.

Holland manager Danny Blind confirmed that the two players clashed during training ahead of Saturday's crucial victory against Kazakhstan.

Read: Netherland coach says no problem between Depay and Van Persie

Van Persie was left out of the starting 11 that won against Kazakhstan and Blind debunked reports that the striker’s omission was because of his clash with Depay.

  play Depay started Netherlands' game against Kazakhstan (AP via Daily Mail)

 

The coach claimed that Van Persie was dropped because of his level of fitness.

Read: Memphis Depay not affected by criticisms

We have discussed what happened, but that had nothing to do with my decision,” Blind is quoted as saying in The Guardian.

It was a discussion during training about a ball that should have been given over. Things like that happen often.

  play Robin van Persie now has 100 caps for Netherlands (OmniSports)

 

There are sometimes situations in training where players think differently. That's what happened and then it was over.

I felt that he was not fit enough to start. I think that's down to the fact that he has not played without pain for quite a while.

Watch this Robin van Persie video, below:

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