8. Robin van Persie | Manchester United
Robin van Persie is now on the wrong side of 30 and injuries have affected him this season, but he is still one of European football's best strikers.
Don't forget: the Dutchman has won the Premier League's Golden Boot award in each of the last two seasons, for Arsenal and then Manchester United, with whom he finally won his first Premier League winners' medal.
How United need him back to full fitness and back to his best.