Details of the training ground bust-up between Memphis Depay and Robin van Persie in October have been revealed on Friday.

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Robin+Van+Persie+Memphis+Depay+Netherlands+ghVdDL3wcN7lThe two attackers had a confrontation during a training session in the build up to Netherlands European Championship qualifier against Kazakhstan in October.

Van Persie was said to have been incensed when Memphis failed to pass him the ball during a training game, and details of the row have been reported by Voetbal Primeur today.

After Memphis chose to pass the ball to Jairo Riedewald instead of the striker, Van Persie approached the Manchester United winger and asked him, “Do you think you’re a big boy.”

Memphis then mocked Van Persie by saying, “Do big boys play for Fenerbahce?”

The row was played down by Netherlands boss Danny Blind, but for the game against Kazakhstan, Memphis started, and Van Persie was left on the bench.




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