Call Van Persie Van Gaal Still Need Time
Burnley – Two times playing with Manchester United this season, Robin van Persie still has not opened his goal account. Louis van Gaal said, the Dutch striker was still takes time to get back to his best game.
Van Persie did not participate in United’s pre-season preparations because they strengthen the Netherlands to the third place in the 2014 World Cup the contrary, he actually was given a three-week vacation more.
Because just joined recently as well, Van Persie is also absent in the inaugural Premier League weekend. At that time, Van Gaal call has not reached the desired level of fitness to be played.
The new Van Persie played in the second week when United face Sunderland. In the game, he played for 60 minutes and did not score a single goal.
In the match against Burnley on Saturday (30/8), he played for 73 minutes before being replaced by Danny Welbeck. Again, Van Persie did not score, though he had two good chances.
The first is in the first half when his left foot shot from inside the box blocked by Tom Heaton. The second is in the second round, where his header from inside the box was still rising.
Van Gaal said, Van Persie is not yet in top form. However, because not participate in the preparation of pre-season, Van Persie should be given the opportunity to play in stages.
“He played for 60 minutes in the first match and 70 minutes [sic] today.’s To give it a chance to play in stages,” said Van Gaal at the club’s official website.
“It is frustrating, but this part of the world of football, since the World Cup previously. Extremely unfortunate. But, we must do it, otherwise he would not be fit throughout the season,” said Van Gaal.