The Dutchman admits he doesn’t care what the Red Devils’ critics think.
Manchester United were inspired to a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield with two well taken strikes from 2012/13 top-scorer Robin Van Persie.
The Dutchman scored goals in each half to ensure new manager David Moyes secured his first trophy with the Red Devils early on and Van Persie believes the win is a sign of things to come.
The 30-year-old doesn’t care that critics argue that United are weaker under Moyes than the club was when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge and the forward thinks the Premier League champions can retain their title.
“I don’t care. I believe in this team. I have always said that,” Van Persie was quoted by the Sun in response to being told the Community Shield winners were third favourites to win the title.
Many argued that it was the signing of the Netherlands international last summer that gave United the edge last term and led to the side to taking the league trophy back from rivals Manchester City.
Van Persie netted 26 times in the top flight to hand the attacker the Premier League golden boot and United the title.
Whilst some think that Ferguson being replaced by Moyes, coupled with Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea and Manuel Pellegrini taking over at City, makes the three-time European champions the weakest of the trio.
Yet Van Persie clearly doesn’t buy into that belief and after a shaky pre-season, it will be a morale boost for the new boss that United strolled to victory in the match against Wigan.