Along with Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria and Wayne Rooney one of the other main attacking stars of Manchester United is Robin van Persie but the Dutchman is not going through the best of times and van Persie is far from being the same player that he once was when he made his debut season as a player of Manchester United where he managed to score 26 goals.
In the current year Robin van Persie has scored less than 13 goals for Manchester United in the Premier League and Louis van Gaal himself has admitted that the Dutchman is struggling to find his form of some time ago.
A few weeks ago on November 22, Arsenal hosted Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium and this match was one of the worst for Robin van Persie as he made a total of 13 touches on the ball and was anonymous throughout the entire match as he did not contribute in any way for his team during their 2-1 victory over Arsenal. Robin van Persie was substituted out of the match and replaced by the 19 years old forward James Wilson in the 2nd half.
When the match was over Louis van Gaal had a few things to say concerning the form of Robin van Persie as the Dutch manager said:
“I do think 13 is few for a striker. I want to improve that. You can count his touches on the ball but more important is how he is playing. It was a very bad game for him. That is why I changed him. When I change a player, it is not because he is the best player on the pitch. You are doing something wrong. I believe in the players. When I change them, normally, it is because they are doing something not good in their performance’’
Robin van Persie managed to score a morale boosting goal during Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Hull City as the Dutchman is starting to find the back of the net and his confidence is building up once more.