Robin van Persie names dream Manchester United 5-a-side team

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Robin van Persie has named his dream Manchester United 5-a-side team - but could find no place for the club's record signing Angel di Maria.

The Dutch striker, when quizzed by the Red Devils' official website, decided on a team comprised of David de Gea, Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and, last but not least, himself.

Although he reserved mentions for Juan Mata and Di Maria, Van Persie snubbed both stars in order to accommodate himself and Falcao, whose Manchester United career has failed to take off - thanks largely because of injuries - after joining the Red Devils from AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal in September.

Van Persie's dream 5-a-side team

"I will go for David [De Gea] in goal," Van Persie revealed. "I need one defender so I will go with Michael Carrick because he can play in both positions [defence and midfield], then I’ll go for strikers so Wayne [Rooney].

"I’m involved as well? I’m not on the bench?! So me, David, Michael, Wayne and… this is very hard because you have Juan [Mata], you have [Angel] Di Maria and you have Falcao... I’ll go for Falcao."

Van Persie's form

Van Persie's future at Manchester United has been subject of intense speculation after the striker endured a below-par and disappointing start to the season.

However, the 31-year-old's performances have picked up in recent weeks, and in his previous four appearances he has netted four goals.

As a result, speculation linking Van Persie with a move away from Manchester United in 2015 has quietened down - and the striker is expected to play a key role for the Red Devils over the busy festive period.

Radamel Falcao

Louis van Gaal, though, will also be looking to give Falcao some much-needed playing time during the forthcoming weeks. It's possible that United's current number nine could make his first start since early October against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. Failing that he could start against Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Van Persie was also asked which player is the most competitive in training, to which he replied: "Everyone is competitive in their own way. You can see it when we play the short games I mentioned – you can see how badly everyone wants to win."

And he revealed which areas of his game he works hardest on during training sessions at the Aon Training Complex.

Van Persie added: "I work on my right foot, heading, runs in behind the defence and one-to-one duels to help increase my strength."

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