Robin van Persie admits he must improve after poor campaign

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Manchester United forward Robin van Persie admits he was not happy with his output last season despite being the club's second top scorer.

Manchester United's vaunted trio of Wayne Rooney, van Persie and Radamel Falcao failed to live up to their lofty billing as one of the Premier League's most feared strike forces.

Rooney led the group with 12 Premier League goals while van Persie managed 10 in 25 starts for the Old Trafford club.

Falcao struggled massively after his season-long loan deal from Monaco and despite a permanent clause in his contract, United boss Louis van Gaal decided against activating it.

But while many would point the finger at Falcao, van Persie says he's willing to shoulder the blame for a poor campaign.

"Last season I was second top scorer behind Wayne Rooney with 10 goals," van Persie said as reported by the London Evening Standard.

"But people don't seem to accept this. I think that is deserved, because it says a lot that Wayne is top scorer with 12 goals."

It remains to be seen whether van Persie will even be a Manchester United player next season as speculation continues to link him with a move to Serie A.

The Dutch international was speaking earlier this week about his desire to play at Euro 2016 for the Netherlands, but he'll need regular first-team football to make that happen.

Injuries did disrupt his season last time out, but while Louis van Gaal remains a big fan of the striker, it would not be a surprise to see the United boss strengthen his strike force over the summer.

What do you think Manchester United fans - will RVP be a United player on the first day of next season?

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