Robin van Persie: 'Injury record was unlucky'

Robin Van Persie celebrates after scoring his team's second goal on December 29, 2012
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Robin van Persie says that his problematic injury past is behind him and that regular matches have helped him to hit top form for Manchester United.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has no doubts that his injury nightmare is behind him and believes that he was "unlucky" with his record.

Up until the last two years, the Dutchman's career has been plagued by injuries with the 29-year-old spending a significant amount of time in the treatment room.

However, Van Persie has not endured a major spell out of action since 2010, and believes that regular game time has made him more consistent.

"If you go back to my injuries, people just look at stats and for a couple of years those stats weren't great," said Van Persie.

"But most of those injuries were impact injuries, they can happen. It was mostly unlucky.

"I don't think it was me to blame, or the club medical staff to blame. I was just unlucky."

Van Persie scored in United's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, which was the forward's 71st consecutive game in the Premier League.

Robin Van Persie celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal on December 1, 2012
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