Van Persie not obsessed with scoring goals

The Dutchman topped the Premier League scoring charts in back-to-back seasons with the Red Devils and Arsenal but insists his game is about more than just finding the net
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie insists there is more to his game than just scoring goals.

The 29-year-old struck 26 times in the Premier League last season for the Red Devils making him the top-flight's leading marksman for the second season in a row.

But the Netherlands international claims he doesn't go into every match thinking about where his next goal is going to come from.

"I don't approach a match like that. If you're going to think about it too much, then I think you don't score a lot of goals. I say this most often: football is more than scoring goals," he told KNVB's official website.

The Red Devils hitman, who also registered eight assists in the Premier League, says he does not need to be scoring to feel he is contributing to the success of the team.

He continued: "I also get satisfaction from other things. I don't have to score every match. It's a part of something that I want to achieve every match, but it's not the only thing."

Van Persie secured his first Premier League trophy last season under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson having moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal in August for a fee of £24 million.