Robin van Persie left Manchester United for Fenerbahce this summer after failing to impress Louis van Gaal last season. Since arriving in Turkey, he has spent most of the season on the bench, and has played 90 minutes on just one occasion.

Van Persie came off the bench in his team’s victory over Bursaspor on Sunday and scored the winning goals, but he has spoken of his unhappiness at his current position.

To be honest, I am not very happy at this moment. I was not happy that I started on the bench. I am fully fit, physically very well and able to play for 90 minutes. The only right answer I could give was with what I did: helping the team to get the victory.

The manager, Vitor Pereira, has claimed that if he could pick more 11 players, Van Persie would get a game.

I would play more players if we were allowed to play 22 or 25 players. The players can like or not like what I do, but I must take decisions. I am happy with Van Persie’s performance after being brought on to the pitch.




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