Robin Van Persie Seeks FIFA World Cup Cure After Poor Season With Manchester United

Robin van Persie endured a tough time with injuries and lack of form with Manchester United in the recently concluded season where he finished a season without qualifying for a European competition for the first time.

updated: May 21, 2014 17:58 IST
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Dutch ace Robin Van Persie is counting on the World Cup to act as a cure for a 'complicated' season at Manchester United.

"For the first time in my professional career I finished a season without qualifying for a European competition," the 30-year-old striker told AFP.

In his first season at United under Alex Ferguson, Van Persie scored 26 league goals as the team secured the English Premier League title.

However, the second season was a disaster as Britain's wealthiest club slumped to their lowest finish since 1990 and new manager David Moyes lasted only 10 months.

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