Extraordinary claims from United boss on star striker.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has shockingly claimed that Robin van Persie is ‘lucky’ to still be playing regularly for the club after his poor start to this season.
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According to the Guardian, van Gaal has criticised van Persie for his early season performances, saying that the only reason he is still in the side is due to a lack of alternatives.
On-loan AS Monaco man Radamel Falcao has been out injured and youngster James Wilson not yet ready to be playing on a regular basis, and this has led to van Persie keeping his place and finding an improvement in form.
“There was a time when Robin wasn’t playing very well, but you have to compare what you have with other players who might take his place,” he said.
“He was a lucky boy because at that moment Radamel Falcao was injured and I had to compare him with Wayne Rooney and James Wilson. Rooney I can play in a lot of other positions and Wilson is still a young talent still proving himself.”