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Does this star have a future at Manchester United?

Date: 21st April 2014 at 7:17pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Throughout the remaining four games of Manchester United’s Premier League campaign, David Moyes has an incredibly important question to answer – does star striker Robin Van Persie have a future at Old Trafford? On the face of it, that may seem like a rather absurd inquiry. The Dutchman is arguably one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen, currently sitting at tenth in the competition’s all-time top scorer charts, and of all the intrinsic flaws that have plighted Moyes’ first season at Carrington, Van Persie’s fire-power has not been one of them. He’s netted 17 times from 25 outings in all competitions, and although eleven from 17 in the Premier League may not be up to the 30 year-old’s standard from the last few campaigns, that’s still the second-most league goals of any United player, and more than Alvaro Negredo, Emmanuel Adebayor and Samuel Eto’o. And lest we forget, the Netherlands international’s 26 goals last term fired Manchester United to their 13th Premier League title. Judging from the current campaign, without those goals, Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement would have ended on a much flatter note. Upon the record-breaking arrival of Juan Mata in the January window however, David Moyes has inadvertently thrust onto himself a rather puzzling dilemma; without going against essentially every philosophical tradition at Manchester United, how can one fit two world-class strikers and a world-class playmaking No.10 into the same starting ... Read More


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