After a long time, former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is now fit and he can play in upcoming Manchester derby on 12 April 2015 at Old Trafford. Although, The Reds’ coach Luis van Gaal previously said to the press that Van Persie would miss the match against Manchester City at their home ground, yet this striker has said on Twitter that he is fit now and can be appeared in the coming match.

Robin van Persie is Fit to Play Against Manchester City

Although, he tweeted on his fitness but there is no official news, as of now. If you are a Manchester United fan, you may have to wait for Sunday to watch him live in the derby.

Van Persie was suffering from an ankle injury, what he got against on February 21 against Swansea City. Even though, van Persie was unavailable for the last six matches, but still Manchester United didn’t get any trouble on the ground. In fact, they are unbeaten in last six matches. That simply explains how much teamwork is working at Old Trafford.

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Current Form of Van Persie

This 31 years old Manchester United’s player was not on his form before this long gap due to injury. In this 2014/15 season, he has scored only 10 goals in 24 matches. Being a striker, this Dutchman has failed to prove his importance at his club like Manchester United. He got his last goal against Burnley in Premier League. However, that was a penalty shootout.

After getting acquired by former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, van Persie played really well and he helped this team to win the EPL title. In fact, he himself was awarded by Player of the Month several time. However, now he is not as good as he was before completing the 2013/2014 season.

Comparing his own current statistics with previous statistics, you will find the difference. In 2012/13 season, he was appeared in 38 matches and scored 26 goals. In 2013/14 season, he was appeared in 21 matches and scored 12 goals. However, in this current season, he is appeared in 24 matches but scored only 10 goals.

Latest transfer News of Robin Van Persie

Considering Van Persie’s form at Old Trafford, the authority has decided to sell him. To fulfill his position, Manchester United can assign Cavani. Read the full transfer news at here.