Fergie sure Van Persie’s ‘goal drought’ will end soon

Updated: Apr 05, 2013, 17:56 PM IST

London: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he believes that the dry spell of striker Robin Van Persie will end soon, after claiming recently that Van Persie may be feeling the strain of his excellent first season at Old Trafford.

The 22 million-pound striker has failed to score in his last nine games for United after his winner at Sunderland was taken off him at the weekend. Hoping that the striker’s condition will end soon, Ferguson said that Van Persie needs to go through the period without losing his faith in the game, adding that players will continue to have dry spells and Van Persie is one of them.

Planning to make the former Arsenal star play his way back into goal-scoring form for United, Ferguson said that he believes that leaving out the 23-goal Dutchman at this stage of the campaign would be of little benefit.

The Scot also said that Van Persie does not need to be rested as he is strong with a great physique. Van Persie’s strike at the Stadium of Light eventually went down as a Titus Bramble own goal, meaning he has not scored for United since netting against Everton on February 10.