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Robin van Persie unhappy with Fenerbahce situation

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Dutch striker Robin van Persie has admitted that he's frustrated with his current role at Turkish outfit Fenerbahce. 

The 32-year-old joined the club from Manchester United in the summer but has failed to hold down a regular starting position under the guidance of Vitor Pereira.

In fact, despite scoring nine goals in 20 league games, the experienced striker has only completed 90 minutes for the club on just two occasions. 


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Van Persie, then, has insisted that he's not been able to contribute as much as he had hoped to, insisting that the club must find a solution. 

"Fenerbahce paid a big transfer fee for me so I want to help the team," Van Persie told Fanatik, as per

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"But I cannot contribute as much as I want when I am taken off each game. I cannot be efficient like this.

"We have to find a solution for this situation."

In truth, it's easy to understand why Van Persie is frustrated at Fenerbache. It wasn't so long ago that he was one of the most revered strikers in world football, but now he is failing to truly contribute in the Turkish league. 

But Van Persie is no longer the player he once was. That was clear for all to see at Manchester United last season. Ultimately, injuries have taken their toll on the striker and he will never be able to get back to his former self. 

But he still offers a great deal to the cause and should probably be playing on a more regular basis. Considering he has only completed two full games this season, nine goals isn't a bad return. 

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He may well have endured a tricky time at Old Trafford last season, but he still holds a hero status in Manchester after his magnificent debut season for the club. 

But was Van Gaal right to move him on? The Dutchman has made a number of errors throughout his stint at the club - the sale of Javier Hernandez was a notable one - but he was probably right to move his compatriot on. 

The Red Devils may well be lacking in options up front - Wayne Rooney is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines - but Anthony Martial has quickly established himself as a key player.

The talented Frenchman has the ability to become one of the leading forwards in world football and he should only continue to express himself at the Theatre of Dreams over the coming years. 

Should Van Persie leave Fenerbahce at the end of the season? Have your say below! 

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