RVP targets strong finish

Robin van Persie has targeted improvement over the closing weeks of a season which has been largely forgettable for him and Manchester United.

Last Updated: 16/03/14 at 14:25 Post Comment

Robin van Persie: Wants a positive end to the season

Robin van Persie: Wants a positive end to the season

Van Persie has struggled for fitness for much of 2013-14 and his goal tally of 11 in the Premier League is way down on previous seasons.

But the Dutchman says he is looking forward to the rest of the campaign with a positive mindset and wants to help United finish as high as they possibly can, with the Champions League still an aim.

"I've been a bit up and down. I had a couple of niggles here and there - a problem with my toes, a groin injury and then, for the first time in a few years, a problem with my thigh," van Persie told United Review before Sunday's clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford.

"After an injury you lose a bit of rhythm, which makes it harder to come back and produce that same level of performance straight away.

"You need minutes on the pitch and those games I played when I came back really helped me, along with the couple of goals I've scored since I came back.

"My target now is to get stronger, better and more productive each game. Most importantly, I want to help the team win games as that's what this club is about.

"Last week's win at West Brom was quite comfortable and that's only happened a few times this season. Ideally, you want more of those matches. But any win will do, especially in the coming weeks. We have to try to end the season on a high. We owe that to the fans.

"It's always important to win and we'll approach the next four games as we approach every game - individually.

"Every game will be looked as one on its own, without looking too far ahead. We just think about preparing so we can win the next game and when that's out of the way we do the same again for the next one.

"In that way, this season is no different to any other. This is how we've always worked at Manchester United and it's no different now. Ideally, we'd be top of the league. But just because we're not it doesn't change the way we prepare and focus."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Real Madrid the most valuable team in football ahead of Barcelona

Real Madrid have retained their place as the most valuable football team, despite a drop in figures, according to Forbes magazine.

Jose Mourinho agrees new Chelsea deal, claim reports

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his contract, according to reports.

Brendan Rodgers says he will be a better manager at Liverpool next season

Brendan Rodgers believes he "will be a better manager" next season, and has criticised the "short-termism" that has threatened to dislodge him at Liverpool.

Mail Box

Coutinho Better Than Cazorla And Cesc...

Philippe Coutinho has outperformed Santi Cazorla AND Cesc Fabregas, while Arsenal need no new signings. We also have mails on Olivier Giroud and shopping lists...

Giroud Is More Than Good Enough...

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are integral to Arsenal's title hopes next season. There's also more on handballs, Juventus, and Ronaldo holding Bale back...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company