Van Persie admits goal struggles

Robin van Persie admits his goalscoring record needs to improve for Manchester United to offer him a new contract.

The 31-year-old, who has 18 months left to run on his contract, has managed just eight goals for United this term and admits that his future is up in the air, with no new contract so far on offer from the club.
“It’s not up to me – for the moment I’m staying here for 18 months and that’s it, really,” he said.

“I can’t look into the future. I don’t know what’s going to happen after that. We shall have to wait and see.

“This year I’ve played something like 20 games and I’ve scored eight goals. I’m not happy with that. I want to score more.

“We’re not scoring enough goals, including me. I have to be honest. I’ll do everything I can to improve that.

“In my last couple of games I didn’t score. But I know what I have to do to create those opportunities and I’ll keep doing that. At the moment, it’s not enough. I know that.”
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