Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal has claimed Robin van Persie is happier playing for his country than Manchester United.

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van persie dStanding seventh in the Premier League and fighting for a chance at Champions League football next season, it’s no secret that David Moyes’ debut season with the Reds has been disappointing. According to Dutch national coach Louis Van Gaal, this has weighed down on star striker Robin Van Persie.

“The football from Man United now is for him maybe difficult,” the Dutch boss said.

However, Van Gaal is not worried Van Persie’s rut will follow him to Brazil this summer, “I think he should be great in the tournament because he loves to play in the Dutch squad… he has shown in the qualification matches more than ever because he’s our top scorer and I hope he can continue this.”

Manchester United still have time to turn their season around and have, at least, a less embarrassing campaign; but, either way RVP is looking forward to representing his country this summer. Van Gaal even stated that Van Persie, “wishes to show his technique,” adding skills, “in the Dutch team for him are higher.”

Spencer Steevensz (104 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!