Van Persie not used to Man Utd’s intensity, says Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says that he may rest Robin van Persie, with the striker not used to playing to a high intensity when at Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail.

Van Persie has been instrumental in Ferguson’s side’s dominance this season, scoring 23 goals in his first 31 appearances for United as they cruise towards another Premier League title.

But, in what could be perceived as a swipe at the Gunners, Ferguson says that he could rest the 29-year-old, who hasn’t scored for almost two months, as he may be struggling in the season run-in.

Ferguson said: “With Van Persie, we have to monitor it because we still don’t know all about Robin, and the kind of seasons he’s had.

I don’t think he had a season of such intensity during his time at Arsenal, so we’ll have to look at that.

The confrontational comments come with United on the verge of securing the Premier League title, sitting 15 points ahead of nearest challengers Manchester City, with just eight games to go.

Arsene Wenger’s men, on the other hand, still have plenty to fight for and sit two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.

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