Van Persie replaced, this explanation Van Gaal
Manchester – Robin van Persie was replaced early in the second half as Manchester United beat Cambridge United 3-0 in the match FA Cup fourth round replay last night. Substitution was done not because of the injury.
Dutch international striker was pulled out in the 65th minute to be replaced by James Wilson. In that game, Van Persie look okay to become creators over Manchester United’s second goal made Marcos Rojo in the 32nd minute.
In this way, Van Persie has never played the full 90 minutes in two games against Cambridge. Earlier in the headquarters of the opponent, 31-year-old attacker was a new entry in the second half.
‘Red Devils’ will pay a visit to the headquarters of West Ham United on Sunday (08/02/2015). Van Gaal explained that the change was made to keep Van Persie to stay fit to play at the weekend.
“I’ve been told (to Robin) in the middle of the game, ‘I’m going to replace us after 60-70 minutes because I want us to play against West Ham.’
“It is always difficult to play in three matches in a week. I have to rest five players. I thought about it when we win. After the match I can say that it was a good decision,” Van Gaal value quoted from the official club website.
“I gave a break to Van Persie in the match and also (Angel) Di Maria, and my jug amemberi Ashley Young a few minutes to play because he’s back again.”
Van Gaal’s decision to replace Van Persie is right. In fact, less than 10 minutes after Wilson entered, MU’s young striker scored his side’s third goal.