RVP must up his game


Van Persie ended last season with just 10 goals after a frustrating year of injuries and indifferent form under the manager who made him Dutch captain at last summer’s World Cup.

The 31-year-old has a year left on his contract and is keen to stay but has been left under no illusions about what he must do if he is to play a meaningful role at all next season.

Sportsmail understands that Van Gaal has told Van Persie that he will not be of use to him unless he finds a way to cope with the arduous sessions at United that ultimately proved too much for Radamel Falcao. The Colombian has moved to Chelsea after failing to impress during a season on loan at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal is not forcing Van Persie out at United and knows that if he were to sell the ex-Arsenal star he would need to buy two more strikers. Equally, he does not believe Van Persie doesn’t try in training.

Serie A clubs have shown interest in the striker but his earnings — the best part of £1million a month — are beyond all but the biggest European clubs. – Daily Mail

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