One area that the Dutch striker has vowed to improve upon is his goals in front of the Stretford End, he has just one so far- the same as Nemanja Vidic.
The Mirror notes:
Van Persie’s 25 goals in 33 Premier League appearances have been decisive in landing United a record 20th title.
But only one goal has come at the Stretford End and he is determined to improve on that tally in the final home game of the season against Swansea on Sunday. “I don’t know why that is,” said the Dutch star.
I’ve scored quite a few goals in the second half at Old Trafford, but it just so happened that we’d changed ends after we had been attacking the Stretford End in the first half.
“I don’t understand it. I promise I will score more goals at the Stretford End. I’m aware of the statistic and it’s time to change it.”
Van Persie’s lack of goals in front of the Stretford End hardly puts a downer on the season. For the game against Villa I swapped my usual ticket in J-stand for one in the Stretty as a mate wanted to take his little lad. I had a great view of Van Persie’s volley which may have been at the other end, but was a clear to see from where I was stood.
The main point is this is another example of Van Persie showing his love for the fans, coming on the back of his recent comment about not wanting to change shirt numbers due to the supporters who may already have “20” on the back.
Van Persie is class and as long as he keeps scoring goals, I for one won’t be too fussed which end they’re scored at.