Robin Van Persie’s lack of goals lately has been a minor cause for concern among many United fans, as the once prolific striker has now gone nine games without a goal after having his winner against Sunderland labelled an own goal.
Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t too worried about Van Persie’s poor goalscoring form, insisting that the Dutch striker will come good, despite many thinking a few games off may be in order the United boss disagrees.
“Robin doesn’t need a rest, that’s for sure. He’s a strong lad with a great physique.
“The goals will come, all strikers have little dry spells. You always hope it ends quickly, it’s just part of being a striker.”
Sir Alex, a former striker himself even had a bit of advice he gained from his dad for United’s top scorer, adding:
“I didn’t have dry spells when I was a striker! But you have to get through that period and not lose your faith.
“My dad always said make sure you batter the ball when you’re in there, don’t tap it or side-foot it in the net.
“If the goalkeeper saves it, you can say ‘What a great save’. But if you try to side-foot it in and the keeper catches it, you’ll get criticised.”
It seems only a matter of time before Van Persie rediscovers his goalscoring touch and there could be no better time than the upcoming derby with little more than pride at stake it’s still a game that could help the Reds get over the recent cup disappointments and stay on track for a record Premier League points tally.