Unfortunately for the ‘Little Pea’, his lack of regular football has led to a goal drought for his national side and in turn has seen him lose his starting place.
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They has been plenty of talk about Louis van Gaal’s transfer targets for Manchester United’s midfield and defence, but in attack they could also run into trouble.
Despite talk of a massive squad overhaul and a lot of the current squad supposedly heading for the exit door, United are yet to use an out-going player in a deal.
Manchester United’s back-up striker Javier Hernandez rarely complains about his lack of playing time at Old Trafford but now seems like the time for him to make a change.
At the start of the 2012/13 season teams and players begin with hope and expectations and I thought it would be interesting to review the players who least met expectations this season.
Ever since stating he wished to leave Manchester United back in 2010, Wayne Rooney has never been too far away from speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.
There is no doubting his ability as a footballer, and what he can do to opponents on his day.
Despite some fine performances this season it would be fair to say that Danny Welbeck’s inclusion as one of six nominees’s for the PFA Young Player award has certainly raised a few eyebrows.
Many fans and pundits have been surprised to see Danny included as the forward has only scored once in the Premier League this season and hasn’t started anywhere near the same amount of games that the other nominees - excluding Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere – have.
As Manchester United lined up today to face Stoke City at the daunting Britannia Stadium, many were surprised to see the side being put out by Sir Alex Ferguson.
After a big gap, we saw Wayne Rooney being played as a mainstream central midfielder alongside Michael Carrick with Shinji Kagawa on the left and Antonio Valencia on the right. Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez started upfront for the away side.
Radamel Falcao is one of Europe’s most feared strikers. We know that. The Columbian hit-man’s set to score 30+ goals for the fourth consecutive season and will certainly play in La Liga and/or the Premier League in the very near future. We know that.
So would a £17m Andy Carroll improve Manchester United?
It seems a ridiculous idea I know, but so did the purchase of Eric Cantona at the time. Of course nobody in their right mind would confuse the enigmatic, technically gifted Frenchman with the battering ram that is the ponytailed Geordie but consider for a moment the potential.
Watching us play over the last fortnight or so starting from the disastrous night in Europe against Real Madrid to our unconvincing 1-0 win over managerless Reading at home has caused me stress which is typical in the business end of the season when supporting Manchester United.
But the thing I have been wondering over that time is why exactly is Robin van Persie starting for us?