Robin van Persie admits his form for Man Utd has not been good enough
Robin van Persie has admitted that his form for Manchester United has not been good enough so far this season.
The Dutch striker has managed just three goals so far as the Red Devils have struggled under new boss Louis van Gaal with the club making their worst start since 1986.
The former Arsenal striker enjoyed a fruitful first season at the club after he scored 26 goals as United won the title at a canter in Alex Ferguson’s last season at the club.
“My decision to come to Manchester was partly because of the presence of Ferguson, or excuse me, Sir Alex. And he told me he’d stay for another three years. I enjoyed his approach,” Van Persie told Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant.
“We were once 18 points clear of City but we lost at home 2-1. We were still 15 points ahead but he was furious. Then I realised: he’s a winner.”
The 31-year-old admitted he needs to do more now though. “Three goals in nine games is not enough,” he said. “Against Chelsea I had a nice chance and I had three options: chip it, go round the keeper or just [shoot] straight at the goal. I chose the last and safest. If I wouldn’t have thought it over I would just chip it. I just have to trust again in my intuition.”