Manchester United forward Robin van Persie openly admitted he is disappointed by his own and his teammates form and was non-committal over possible contract extension.
The 31-year-old, who has scored eight Premier League goals in 20 games this season, has been far from his best and the frustration in his own and the team’s performances was evident as he spoke to the Independent following the launch of United’s new partnership with Swissquote at Old Trafford on Monday.
‘’Obviously we are not scoring enough goals, including me,’’ Van Persie said. ‘’Everyone feels responsible. I do, definitely. This year I have played something like 20 games and I have scored eight goals.
‘’I am not happy with that. I was to score more. I will do everything, every day in training and during the games I will keep doing what I have been doing for the last 10 years to make those goals.’’
After coming on as a substitute in the goalless draw against Cambridge United in 67th minute, the Dutch international shared everyone’s frustrations with the result and claimed the club and players are taking the competition seriously and believe it’s important to win it.
After Chelsea and Manchester City’s shock knockout to Bradford City and Middlesbrough respectively, Louis van Gaal’s side became the bookies favourites to win the FA Cup for the 12th time in their history.
As for prolonging his stay at Old Trafford, the former Arsenal man claimed it wasn’t in his hands and that he and the supporters would have to see what the future holds for him when the time comes.
‘’It’s not up to me,’’ Van Persie told the Independent when asked about a contract extension. ‘’For the moment I am staying here for 18 months.
‘’That is it really. I can’t look into the future. I don’t know what is going to happen after that. We shall have to wait and see.’’