Robin van Persie claims not to be entirely satisfied with his goals return for Manchester United having reached a half-century of strikes for the club after notching in the victory over West Ham on Saturday afternoon.
Van Persie’s goal, which proved to be the decisive one against West Ham at Old Trafford, was his second of the season and a 50th in 81 matches since making the move to Manchester United from Arsenal in the summer transfer window of 2012.
The Manchester United striker, however, concedes he feels as though he is capable of improving his goalscoring rate, although is reasonably pleased with his efforts for the club so far.
“It’s an okay stat,” Van Persie told reporters after they held on for three points. “I would like to increase it a bit more.
“You always want to do better and improve, but if you play 81 games and score 50 goals it's a good rate.”
The acquisition of Radamel Falcao had raised doubts about Van Persie’s long-term future with Manchester United and, although the Dutchman is the preferred partner for the on-loan centre-forward, speculation still persists.
It has been claimed that Manchester United are prepared to sell Van Persie, who earns £250,000-per-week, in order to fund a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been linked with a sensational return to the club.