Van Persie still not satisfied
Robin van Persie may be scoring goals for fun since joining United but the deadly Dutchman admits he would like to set up more strikes for his team-mates.
The summer signing from Arsenal gunned down CFR Cluj with a double in Romania taking his tally to seven goals in eight games. However, he feels there is still much more to come once he properly acclimatises to life at Old Trafford.
“I think I’m on the way,” he told ITV, when asked how well he had settled. “I’d like to make more assists. I have seven goals but for me, as I’ve said many times, it’s not only about goals. Of course it’s about winning, but I want to make more assists. Until now, I gave only one so I want that to improve a bit. I’m on a good run but I can always do better.”
Van Persie, whose assist came in the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham for Shinji Kagawa’s effort, admits he was pleased with the winner on Tuesday – a beautiful finish to Wayne Rooney’s clever through ball.
Asked if it was his best United goal to date, he replied: “I have to look at it again, but it felt good when it came off. Everything starts with a good pass so I have to thank Wayne, because not many players can give a pass like that. It was good build-up play before the goal and, when it came to him, I knew he could see that pass and actually give it exactly the way I wanted, so credit to Wayne.
“I think it’s the first time we both started together and we’re both very pleased with that, but we’re all in it together. Chicharito played very well today, we have Danny [Welbeck], we have lots of strikers so we’re all doing it together.”