Robin van Persie found his best form when Manchester United hosted Hull at the weekend, and scored a beautiful goal to cap his performance.
There had been some concern over the Dutchman’s form, with many fans suggesting that youngster James Wilson should start ahead of him. Louis van Gaal decided to persist with his instinct though and gave van Persie another start at the weekend. He re-paid that faith with a much improved performance and a spectacular goal.
There have been reports that with van Persie’s contract out in the summer, Manchester United will not offer him a new deal. If this is true, van Persie knows he needs to up his performances in order to improve his chances of being handed a new deal. This goal will go a long way to improving the fans view of him and it could give him the confidence to push on and re-discover his form.
Here’s how the fans reacted to his goal and performance at the weekend.
— Manchester United (@OldTraffordReds) December 1, 2014
I don't doubt that'll do van Persie a whole lot of good.
— manutdreport (@manutdreport) November 29, 2014
He wasn't brilliant but Rvp defiantly looked a lot better today and his goal showed that he's still got it & that should help his confidence
— Nathan (@michaelxavick) November 29, 2014
I've been so critical of RVP mainly because I know how good he is & I expect a lot better. Today was better form temporary class permanent
— Man Utd News (@RooVanMataZaj) November 29, 2014
RVP does better when Carrick's around
— GirlOnUtd (@GirlOnUtd) November 29, 2014
Robin van Persie leaves to a standing ovation and rapturous applause, he needs confidence and a bit of love. That goal will do him good!
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) November 29, 2014
What that goal meant to Van Persie. Just a gorgeous finish. Happy Van Persie is always a good thing.
— TatianaMUFC (@TatianaMUFC) November 29, 2014
A clean sheet feels so good. But a Robin van Persie goal feels even better.
— Dev (@FergiesChild) November 29, 2014
Liam was still not satisfied with the Dutchman
Would rather have Smalling up top instead of RvP. Not joking.
— Liam (@OffsideLiam) November 29, 2014