Jaap Stam isn’t worried about Robin Van Persie’s lean spell in front of goal, and has backed the striker to get back on the goal trail soon.
Despite a rip roaring start to the season, Van Persie hasn’t scored for United since the win over Everton at Old Trafford back in February. Sir Alex said last week that he wasn’t concerned about his striker’s drought and that the Dutchman wouldn’t be rested but his lack of goals is becoming a cause of concern for fans even if figures at the club aren’t worried.
Speaking to United’s official website Stam spoke 0n his country man. and like Sir Alex backed him to get back amongst the goals soon:
“Since day one, when he joined, he has done very well.
“Although I’ve heard people talking about him not scoring for a while, I think he’s scored a lot before that and, when he gets chances again, he will score goals for United in the future.
“He’s done exceptionally well and is a world-class player who has proved himself in England really well since he left Holland. So everyone has got a lot of respect for him for what he’s done in his career.
“Robin has been very important for the club. It’s hard for strikers to score in every game and to finish off every chance that they get.
“It’s not like that in football. The opponents always know the quality of the strikers so, if van Persie is scoring, a lot of other teams will be marking him with two defenders and making it hard for him to score.
“But it doesn’t matter as he’s then taking a lot of attention away from the defenders and, if someone else scores, as they have been doing, then it’s okay.”