Following a strong World Cup performance, Robin van Persie had big expectations on his shoulders for last season. Under ex United manager David Moyes, RVP struggled to keep consistency in his performances. However the appointment of Van Gaal brought with it the confidence that Van Persie would be back to his best under his fellow Dutchman, unfortunately it hasn’t panned out that way at all. Injuries halted RVP’s game time, but he still managed 29 appearances for United.
Rumours are linking the 31-year-old with a move away from Old Trafford, something which most United fans will agree has both positives and negatives. Van Persie still has a lot to offer United, the 10 goals he has contributed this season were important to United’s rise in the league, and he still has that glimpse of class about him when he plays.
Robin van Persie has hinted over recent weeks that his future in football may not be at Manchester United, the 31-year-old has made it clear that he wants a starting role in the club he plays for, something United can’t necessarily ensure.
Today, Van Persie has claimed he’s not worried about his future and is planning on staying at United, unless the club itself decide his time is up. The Dutchman had this to say:
“Am I worried? No, I’m totally relaxed. I have a contract with this club until 2016. Things could change now, but that all depends on Manchester United not me. Believe me, I’m relaxed.”
“I’m not going to be part of a puppet show. In August I’m 32. But I still have the ambition to play for another eight years. In a few years’ time I may have to accept that I will no longer play at the very highest level. I don’t think that moment is coming now. I still feel very, very fit. Playing in the first-team is very important for me. This is why I will probably step down one level when I am 36 or 37. But not now.”