More to come from van Persie, says Man Utd boss Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes believes there is more to come from Robin van Persie, Sky Sports has reported, after the Netherlands international began the Premier League season with a brace of goals against Swansea City.
Van Persie was in electric form last season, his first as a United player, with his goals helping United to the title - van Persie’s first championship victory in England. United paid Arsenal £24m for his services and he responded with 30 goals as United reclaimed the title from Manchester City by an emphatic margin.
And having also scored twice in the Community Shield win over Wigan, Moyes feels van Persie has more left in the tank as the Dutchman goes in search of the silverware that eluded him for much of his Gunners tenure, although the manager accepts it will be a challenge for van Persie to maintain that kind of goal scoring form.
“I hope he can. With his experience, I hope so. His goals against Swansea were top goals, of a top goal scorer,” Moyes said. “It is hard for Van Persie to remain on peak form. I said to the players the other day, 'You know, how many medals had they won?
“Giggsy had won 13, quite a few of them had won five or six and Robin said he's only won one. So the challenge is for Robin to keep trying to win medals, and I think he's got it.
“I think he's driven to do it, he wants to succeed and I've been really impressed by him in his training and commitment and in trying to improve himself.”
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