Robin Van Persie feels rejuvenated after early season struggle

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Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie believes he is returning to form.

Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie feels he is coming back into form following his slow start to the season.

The Dutch international striker was given extra time to rest by boss Louis Van Gaal following his contribution during this summer’s World Cup.

Whilst having a summer rest is always good to recharge the batteries, Van Persie’s extended break meant United started the season with their second top scorer from last year lacking in match fitness.

The former Arsenal man struggled in the early weeks, adding to the Red Devils’ early season woes as they began the season claiming just two points out of a possible nine.

Despite the 31-year-old’s goal-shy August, the United striker now believes he’s getting back to his best as he told BT Sport of his current emotions.

“I feel very good to be fair. If I compare when I started the first couple of weeks and to where I am now and how I feel now, it’s a big, big difference.”

Over the past two games, Van Persie has shown more of his former lethal self as he netted in the 5-3 defeat at Leicester City before scoring again in the 2-1 victory over West Ham United last week.

With a potentially devastating partnership with Colombian international Radamel Falcao coming along nicely, the duo will be hoping to find enough goals this season to claim a top four spot and return the club to the Champions League.

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