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Are Manchester United becoming too reliant on Robin van Persie?

He scores when he wants. Manchester scored four goals against Wigan and as usual, Robin van Persie got his name on the score-sheet. Not once, but twice.

The Dutchman has been a revelation since joining United from rivals Arsenal this summer and currently leads the top scorer’s charts with sixteen league goals. £24 million seemed too big of a transfer fee for him considering that he was 29 but any doubts about that price tag have been squashed by critics and fans as the former Arsenal captain carried on the same form where he left off in North London.

The forward has only hit his peak form over the last two years of his career but it is something that Sir Alex Ferguson would definitely be rejoicing about. With his scintillating form for the Red Devils, Van Persie has become a key player for United in the sense that the club have looked to him to get them out of tricky situations.

Van Persie also has seven league assists to his name so far and is tied with fellow striker Wayne Rooney in that department. United have scored 54 goals out of which van Persie has sixteen to his name, which is roughly 30% of the total goals. He was always a proven match winner. His match winning performances against Southampton, West Brom and Manchester City are some of the examples. He has provided that extra beef in United’s attacking setup and could turn out to be the key man for them in reclaiming the Barclays Premier League trophy. The team looks a much better side with the Dutchman leading the attack but are they relying on him too much?

Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini have both stated that Robin van Perise can decide the title, well if that is the case and the Dutch maestro gets injured, does that then mean that City will be the champions?