Wednesday, 7th May, 2014

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has emphatically stated that the Red Devils will make a strong comeback next season.

Van Persie, who was the leading scorer in the Premier League with 26 goals last season, returned to the side from a knee injury in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat against Sunderland.

The Dutchman came on for debutant James Wilson last night, who scored a brace earlier in the game, and hit a sumptuous volley to secure all three points for Manchester United against Hull City in the last home game of their season.

It was important to end on a high", the Dutchman told MUTV. "Obviously we wanted to do a lot better during the campaign, but it wasn't meant to be. This was good though."


Reflecting on a season when he faced spells outside the team due to injuries, Van Persie admits that this has been a frustrating campaign for him but he is looking forward to being fully fit for next season.

"A bit up and down, I wasn't fully fit and that's where everything starts for me. You need to get a full season in. You can miss a couple of games but not as many as I missed.

"I think I missed half the season. I am gutted about that. For next year I just want to stay fit, do well and compete again.”

Van Persie was bullish about Manchester United’s prospect in the future and confidently said that the Red Devils will regain their lost glory next season.

“I'm sure we will compete again next year. We'll be back, trust me, we will be back. Trust me. Save this interview!"

Despite a stop-start season, the Dutchman’s goalscoring form remained intact. He has netted 18 times in just 27 appearances for Manchester United in this campaign.

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