Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has claimed that he is back to his best form after admitting that he initially struggled to rediscover his killer touch following the summer’s World Cup.
The 31 year-old Dutchman came under fire at the start of the season for a number of ineffectual performances for the Red Devils, but after bagging three goals in his last two games – including a decisive brace in United’s 2-1 victory at Southampton on Monday night – he is beginning to show why he remains one of the Premier League’s most feared centre forwards.
“It was a hard start to this season,” said van Persie in an interview with the Telegraph.
“I don’t know what is to blame for that, but it’s hard to maybe pick things up straightaway after the World Cup.
“Somehow, it can be tough to really get back to your best form. But I think everything starts with how you feel physically because, when you’re feeling fit and healthy then you can do more. And over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling very well physically.
“I feel like I can make more runs and keep things going up until the last bit of the game. I feel good and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the goals are flowing in much better now.”
Manchester United face sworn enemies Liverpool in a Premier League clash on Sunday, where van Persie will be hoping to build on his recent run of good form.
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