Van Persie will gain confidence from Chelsea strike, say Man United legend

Robin van Persie's equaliser will be a big plus for striker ahead of Manchester derby, says Andy Cole

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Robin van Persie will have gained vital confidence from his strike against Chelsea, according to Andy Cole.

The Red Devils forward scored a stoppage-time strike to cancel out Didier Drogba’s opener in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Sunday.

It’ll be a big plus for him to get a goal against Chelsea will be a big boost

Andy Cole

Van Persie, 31, has endured a tough start to the season following a demanding World Cup, netting three goals in eight Premier League appearances.

And United legend Cole believes Van Persie’s equaliser will be a big plus for the Dutchman ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby.

“Robin’s a quality player and no doubt that will give him a bit more confidence,” Cole told Manchester Evening News.

“It’s been a tough start, not just for Robin, but for the team.

“Robin’s performance against Chelsea was very good, maybe his best performance of the season so far. It’ll be a big plus for him to get a goal against Chelsea will be a big boost.”

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