Robin van Persie is back to the scoring form that made him one of the most feared players in the Premier League.
He has scored four goals in his last five league appearances. He is expected to be on the scoresheet against Liverpool during the weekend. This is one of the biggest matches for United since the defeat against Manchester City. Louis van Gaal recently had success in the first big match after managing a win over Arsenal, but this was largely seen as a fluke result. United will have to produce a top performance even against the Liverpool team is struggling to get results.
Van Persie is once again amongst the favourites to score and the 31-year-old has revealed the circumstances in which he failed to perform well in the first half of the season. The Dutchman came on the back of a tiring World Cup 2014 campaign in which Netherlands finished in the third place. Even though this was not a great World Cup for van Persie personally, he did score some spectacular goals. Last season, he was plagued by injury problems like in his time at Arsenal, but he seems to have overcome it in the last few months. The Dutchman says that it is extremely difficult to get going immediately after a major international tournament.
“I’ve played five tournaments now – three European Championships and two World Cups – and based on those tournaments and the period after, it’s always been difficult to get straight back into the flow and into form.It’s tough. You are trying absolutely everything, but it’s not coming off. You don’t have that kind of luck you normally have. It was a tough start for me and the team,” said van Persie. Despite Liverpool’s poor form, the Dutchman has warned United that they need to beat in their best.