The pressure is certainly on Robin van Persie. The Netherlands star is living through a barren patch for Manchester United. And compounding his worries is the recent comment from the club manager Louis van Gaal that the Dutch captain will need to fight for his place.
Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane is under investigation by Irish police after a man was allegedly assaulted at the Republic of Ireland team hotel ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland.
Robin van Persie has admitted that the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson hit him hard. After a shock move from Arsenal in 2012, RVP won the English title with Manchester United in his first season at Old Trafford.
As it prepares to lock horns with England in the fourth cricket Test here, the Indian team took a tour of `Theatre of Dreams`, home of Manchester United football club, learning about one of the greatest sporting legacies.
On the windy night of February 12, when the whole of England was bracing with extreme weather, Manchester United and Liverpool took on their respective rivals, playing their league games. Both the travelling teams hoped to return home with points but only one of them managed to do so. And in the way, reversed a 23-year-old trend.
When Arsene Wenger quietly swooped up Mesut Ozil last September, everybody celebrated the coup. In contention for the midfielder at Real Madrid were also Manchester United, under their new boss, the heir-apparent David Moyes. The former Everton manager never did confessed that the Red Devils were in the race for the German international, but everybody knew that the English champions have had indeed failed to judge the market and have overlooked the exigencies in the team.
In his short tenure at Manchester United, David Moyes has learnt to live with hullabaloo. Following criticisms from all and sundry after a tumultuous start to his Red Devils’ managerial role, the Football Association has told him to behave.