Robin van Persie second choice for Holland

Manchester United striker Robin Van PersieRobin Van Persie faces the prospect of being benched for Holland despite his spectacular start to life at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old was left on the sidelines by new manager Louis van Gaal who instead opted for Klass-Jan Huntelaar to lead the line in a friendly against Belgium last month.

Van Persie shows his class week in and week out in the Premier League but choked badly during Holland’s dismal Euro 2012 performance and may not get a chance at redemption in upcoming internationals.

The Oranje host Turkey on Friday before a Tuesday night trip to Hungary in World Cup qualifying.

The £24 million man has netted 28 times for his country in 68 internationals, but rival Huntelaar has scored 32 goals in fewer appearances.

Speaking to The Sun, the frontman said: “I’m available for any position. I still find it an honour to be here. That will not really change – even if I do not play the next matches.”