Manchester United's and the Premier League's top goalscorer last year, Robin van Persie, is looking forward to the new challenges ahead under David Moyes.

Van Persie missed United's first pre-season match because of international commitments with Holland but has joined up with his team-mates in Sydney for United's second pre-season game against A-League All-Stars. David de Gea was also another player who missed the opening pre-season game due to taking part in Spain's Under-21 European Championship side.

Van Persie will bolster United's team for the game against the All-Stars by adding another striker to the ranks which will put pressure off Danny Welbeck who played alone in United's last pre-season game.

United's main striker will be looking to add a second winners medal to last year's one and maybe a few other medals.

"I came (Manchester United's pre-season tour) a bit late," he told MUTV's Paddy Crerand. "Yes, it was the first time I'd met David and the first time I spoke to him. He came across as really nice and I had a good (training) session yesterday.

"It is all new but sometimes it is good as well to have a new challenge and to work with new people with new ideas. It gives you a big challenge but I'm looking forward to it. Everyone looks forward to it. The guys are working hard and I have to follow now.

"Every training is a big challenge - especially now everyone starts again on zero and you have to earn your place again."

 

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