Robin van Persie ‘happy’ with Man Utd move, but wants to score more
Robin van Persie is unsatisfied with his form in the Premier League, although the Dutchman is scoring goals for Manchester United on a regular basis. The 29-year-old Netherlands international believes his goal-count should have been higher this season.
The former Arsenal striker is the leading goal-scorer in the Premier League this season. Robin van Persie has 18 goals in 23 appearances, which is two more from second-placed Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Since moving from Arsenal to Manchester United, Robin van Persie has scored 22 goals in 28 appearances. Sir Alex Ferguson has regularly praised his top gun for showing rich form, after all Robin van Persie has been the key to Manchester United’s success in the Premier League this season.
Robin van Persie’s impressive form has seen him score 10 goals in the past 10 games. The Dutchman also scored Manchester United’s lone goal in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White hart Lane on Sunday.
“It should have been 10 games, 14 or 15 goals,” Robin van Persie said. “At least four or five I shouldn't have missed. It's not going really well. It is going well but if you start to believe it's going well, you're going down.
“If I look at all those games, I should have done better in most of them because I had more chances than just one chance and one goal.”
Robin van Persie has yet to return to the Emirates Stadium since making a scandalous switch to Manchester United last summer. The move caused uproar amongst Arsenal faithful, who regarded Robin van Persie as the face of the club. Robin van Persie declared he has undying respect for Arsenal, but is happy to move away.
“Arsenal is a great club and I always had a really good feeling, but after eight years sometimes you feel that you need a new challenge,” Robin van Persie said. “I know why I went and I'm sure it's for good reasons.
“If you look at the last couple of months, it explains it all. I'm seeing things again that I didn't see for a long time. When I first came to Arsenal years ago [in 2004], I saw things from [Dennis] Bergkamp and Thierry Henry I'd never seen in my life before. Now I'm seeing those things again and that makes me really happy.
“It's like a kid in a sweet shop. It's like: 'Yes, this is nice, this is good, this is having fun, this is enjoying yourself.' All these little things added together make a big difference. It makes me feel that I'm surrounded by champions.”