Tuesday, 5 May 2015

VAN GAAL BANS VAN PERSIE FROM TAKING PENALTY KICKS (SEE REASON)

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, has confirmed that Robin van Persie has dropped down the pecking order for penalty-taking duties.

The Dutch striker missed from 12 yards against West Brom on Saturday, as the Red Devils trailing 1-0 at Old Trafford – a game they eventually lost by the same margin.

Van Gaal revealed that he will soon appoint a new player for the role, with captain Wayne Rooney not in contention having missed a few weeks ago too.

When asked if his compatriot will continue taking penalties, he replied: “No. He is now at the end of the road.

“It’s always like that. Wayne has missed also so, when you miss, you are at the bottom again.

“Wayne has already missed – twice, I believe – so we have penalties and we miss them.”

Van Persie, who just returned from injury lay-off, has netted 10 times in 26 league games this season.


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