Robin van Persie scored two goals which claimed a comeback for Manchester United, who were 1-0 down tonight against Romanian champions Cluj. The Dutch international reckons he is settling in fine at United but insists he needs to try harder in regard to assisting goals when he’s not scoring them.
“I think I’m on the way,” he told ITV, when asked how things were going for him at United. “I’d like to make more assists. I have seven goals but for me, as I’ve said many times, it’s not only about goals. Of course it’s about winning, but I want to make more assists. Until now, I gave only one so I want that to improve a bit. I’m on a good run but I can always do better.”
Since Manchester United completed the signing of Robin van Persie there has been lots of talk about the combination between Rooney and himself. However, tonight we witnessed the first time both appeared on the starting eleven together before completing 90 minutes. The former Arsenal captain was quick to give credit towards his new teammate, who assisted both of the goals.
“The second one was maybe my best for United,” he added. “I have to look at it again, but it felt good when it came off. Everything starts with a good pass so I have to thank Wayne, because not many players can give a pass like that. It was good build-up play before the goal and, when it came to him, I knew he could see that pass and actually give it exactly the way I wanted, so credit to Wayne. I think it’s the first time we both started together and we’re both very pleased with that, but we’re all in it together. Chicharito played very well today, we have Danny, we have lots of strikers so we’re all doing it together.”