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.
Irish female footballer Stephanie Roche, who currently plays for Peamount United, has earned a unique distinction of being the only woman to have been shortlisted for FIFA's goal of the year alongside fellow strikers Robin van Persie and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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.
Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal was furious after striker Robin van Persie celebrated by taking of his shirt after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League clash.
Jose Mourinho shared the honours with former mentor Louis van Gaal as his Chelsea side drew at Manchester United in the Premier league on Sunday, but there was no doubt which of the pair was happier with the 1-1 result.
Manchester United, who spent 150 million pounds ($245.18 million) on new players in the summer, might need to spend another 100 million pounds before they can compete for the Premier League title, according to former defender Phil Neville.
It was a sort of change of guard at Old Trafford on Saturday. Not to be confused with the arrival of Louis van Gaal as the new Manchester United manager, though! The opening match of the 2014-15 English Premier League season between United and Swansea witnessed a new player in the number 11 shirt manning the left-wing at Old Trafford.