Manchester United did not see the best of Robin van Persie last season. In the previous campaign, he was a major reason towards the club winning the league title. It was a stop and start season for van Persie, while there were even claims that he did not enjoy playing under David Moyes. The Dutch striker, though, has confirmed that he struggled with the injury problems last season and it was the reason behind his poor form. This does not come as a major surprise since van Persie used to be an injury prone player a few years ago.
However, his best run of form also coincided with a period where he suffered almost no injuries. The striker played in 95 consecutive Premier league matches. He says that after having enjoyed this spectacular run, the number of hamstring and muscular injuries that he suffered last season proved to be very depressing indeed. Van Persie is once again expected to be back fit and ready for the upcoming campaign. Further, he will also play for Louis van Gaal, who is his favourite manager. There have also been suggestions that the 30-year-old could be made as the new Manchester United captain.
Van Persie is currently with the Dutch national team at the World Cup 2014.
“I’ve been playing in pain for the last five or six years; every single game. I can’t really think of one game where I didn’t have a niggle or pain somewhere. I’m used to that. I know, together with the team and with the medical staff, how to deal with that. I’m the one who looks at that and manages it,” said the striker. It seems that his injury problems have not been fully put behind after he was taken off in the 2-0 win over Wales.