Robin van Persie reveals how he wants Manchester United to play

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is adamant that he, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao are desperate to play together in a trio of attacking terror for the Red Devils, with the three in regular talks to make sure they can do effectively.

Rooney dropped slightly deeper in a number 10 role to accommodate that wish at Leicester City last week and for an hour the switch worked like a dream, with Van Persie on the scoresheet as United took a comfortable 3-1 lead.

That strong start didn't last though and United's balance as a side was clearly compromised late on, with nothing short of a defensive shambles allowing Leicester to score four times in 21 minutes and claim a famous 5-3 victory.

Van Persie believes that defeat will have no affect on the confidence of the team or their three star strikers though, telling Fox Sports that he wants manager Louis van Gaal to be bold and keep basing his tactics around his three star strikers.

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The Dutch talisman said: "We want to play together. We are constantly talking to each other [on] how we can improve our game together because everyone feels that [when] we are together we are stronger.

"It's quite interesting to see one of those conversations because we all have the target. We want to win games. We want to share success. I don't think we have a confidence issue, if I'm really honest."

Van Gaal still some way off knowing his best team 

It remains something of a puzzle for Van Gaal, with just one game a week not helping matters as he bids to keep a star-studded squad full of attacking options happy.

Juan Mata was the unlucky man to make way against Leicester, with Van Gaal choosing to make his captain Rooney the focal point of a 4-3-1-2 formation.

Van Gaal has tinkered with his system consistently and is yet to find the right balance at Old Trafford, losing two of his first five Premier League games as United manager.

Red Devils under pressure after poor start

United need their most experienced players to step up and be counted and there's no question that pressure is on them to perform, with Van Persie in particular under the microscope.

The £250,000-a-week star was sensational at the World Cup with Holland and Van Gaal, but in truth has yet to show anything like his best in a United shirt so far this season.

Van Persie has the trust of Van Gaal, but competition for places huge the 30-year-old could do with finding something resembling top form very quickly, starting against West Ham United at the Theatre of Dreams tomorrow afternoon.

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