The manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has said that it’s important to manage the workload of star striker Robin van Persie.
Persie was the stand out performer for United in their first game of the season yesterday. That was the Community Shield match in which United was taking on Wigan Athletic.
Persie found the net once in each half and guided his team to a comfortable 2-0 victory. This is the 5th time in the last 7 years that United has won the Community Shield.
Persie scored the first goal in the 6th minute by heading Evra’s cross home from a distance of 16 yards.
The Dutchman doubled the lead of United in the 59th minute with a flat shot from just outside the penalty area. That goal was set up by Danny Welbeck.
Talking to the reporters after that match, Moyes said, “Robin’s first goal was amazing. It was not easy to head the ball into the net from that angle and from that distance. But, he did that wonderfully.”
“His approach has been really impressive. He is a friendly guy who likes to cooperate. It’s been great working with him so far.”
“We will have to try and manage his workload. He is a vital guy and we need to keep him fit.”
Moyes also hailed the young winger Wilfried Zaha who made his debut for United by playing in that Community Shield game. Zaha was on the ground for almost an hour and he impressed everyone with his agility.
When asked about Zaha’s performance, Moyes said, “He had looked in good nick in the pre-season matches. So, we gave him a go and he did quite well. He is a young man and he will improve.”
Zaha is only 20 years of age at the moment. He had signed for Red Devils at the start of this year.