Man United striker Robin van Persie could be over the hill, says Matt Le Tissier
Matt Le Tissier reckons the Manchester United striker could be past his best
Matt Le Tissier reckons Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could be the “other side of the hill” after a subdued performance in the derby on Sunday.
The 31-year-old had three attempts on Joe Hart’s goal but failed to test the Manchester City goalkeeper before being replaced by teenager James Wilson in the 82nd minute.
Van Persie has scored three goals in nine Premier League appearances since his compatriot Louis van Gaal took charge of the 20-time English champions.
And the Southampton legend reckons the former Arsenal captain could be upset that the spotlight is no longer on him with the likes of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao at the club.
“It is a bit of a struggle for Van Persie at the moment,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports News.
“I’m not sure if he is feeling uncomfortable with the amount of great talent around him because he always seemed to thrive when he was the main man in the team.
“At the moment, he is nowhere near that. Maybe he is at that point in his career where he has gone past his best and is the other side of the hill.
“He could be on his way down a little bit and it gets highlighted when you’re playing in a high profile team.”