The Dutchman is completely out of form right now for Manchester United yet Van Gaal has continued to start him regardless as he has confidence that he’ll turn his form around.
However, after an abject performance away to his old club Arsenal, is Van Gaal ready to try another option? Step forward James Wilson.
In his 20 minute cameo against Arsenal, Wilson stretched their defence more than Van Persie did in the opening 70. Given, their legs were tired at that stage, but Van Persie has become so ineffectual of late that it is blunting United’s attacking threat.
Here’s how United could line-up in a 4-3-3 if Van Gaal decides now is the time for Wilson to get his big opportunity.