Van Persie enjoyed a successful World Cup with Holland under United boss Louis van Gaal but he has yet to replicate that kind of form at club level this season. The former Arsenal man scored 30 goals in his debut year at Old Trafford, but last season he struggled for fitness and form and this term he has found the net just eight times.
The 31-year-old’s contract ends in the summer of 2016, and when asked if he would like to extend that deal, the striker said: “It is not up to me. For the moment I am staying here for 18 months. “That is it really. I can’t look into the future. I don’t know what is going to happen after that. We shall have to wait and see.
” United’s 0-0 FA Cup draw with Cambridge last week was littered with mistakes, while in the Premier League the Red Devils have just three points more than they had at this stage last term and Van Persie admitted things had not gone to plan so far under Van Gaal. “Obviously we are not scoring enough goals, including me,” he added.
“Everyone feels responsible. I do, definitely. This year I have played something like 20 games and I have scored eight goals. I am not happy with that. I want to score more. “I will do everything, every day in training and during the games I will keep doing what I have been doing for the last 10 years to make those goals. It makes so many people happy. Including me.
” However, the striker is convinced things will improve soon and he has full faith in Van Gaal to oversee better performances. “I am convinced that if we keep doing what we are doing – because we do create chances – if the strikers just take those chances I think we have a chance of scoring again,” he said. “I have known him for over two years now, I know how he works.
We believe in him. We will still believe in him. “The players have been working with him only four or six months, everyone believes in themselves, our team-mates and our staff. We are confident it will change. “Him and his coaching staff and we as players are trying everything we can to win games, not only win games but win them in a nice way as well.”