Robin Van Persie was in action for the Nederland’s again tonight and helped the team to secure a comfortable 6-0 victory over Latvia. The Manchester United striker was the first on the score sheet after just 6 minutes, headed in from Arjen Robben’s cross. He continued to assist two more goals before being substituted in the 80th minute.
Van Persie had a fine first season in Manchester following his £24million move from Arsenal. The Dutchman scored 26 goals, which played an integral part in helping Manchester United clinch their 20th league title. But, in the season and a half that has followed, Van Persie’s performances have declined rapidly and have left many questioning whether he is still as good as he once was. He has a history of long-term injuries that may be starting to catch up with him. With that said, his performance tonight might make a few people think twice about writing him off.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to his performance:
— Ben Green (@BenGwyrdd) November 16, 2014
Good to see that van Persie scored one goal & assisted a couple of goals, he needs to be more involved in the game when playing for club tho
— Tanmay ^_^ (@Tanmay_MUFC) November 16, 2014
What a header by Robin van Persie for Netherlands.
— Joywin Vaz (@joywinvaz) November 16, 2014
When Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie get together beautiful things happen https://t.co/9IuVFVnbq0
— MUFC (@1878Mufc20) November 16, 2014
Good to see Van Persie fired up. We'll need that for the Arsenal game.
— Stephen (@ShadeMUFC) November 16, 2014
Van Persie and Robben are one hell of a striking partnership. Would love Robben at United.
— No1 MUFC fan (@Aleks1Paakkinen) November 16, 2014
— abody7united (@abody7united) November 16, 2014
Why cant van Persie do that for United?
— Jord (@JordeyWhitee) November 16, 2014