Robin van Persie could be on his way down a little bit according to Southampton legend Le Tissier.

Matt Le Tissier thinks Red Devils striker striker Robin van Persie could be at the point where his best days have gone past him after a disheartened performance in the Manchester derby at the Etihad.

Van Persie had a couple of chances against City keeper Joe Hart but couldnt to find the net before being subbed off for United starlet James Wilson in the 82nd minute on Sunday.

The Dutchman has scored three goals for the Reds in nine Premier League matches this season, and the former Southampton striker believes the 31-year-old striker could be feeling uncomfortable that he is no longer the star man, with the likes of Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao at the club.

“It is a bit of a struggle for Van Persie at the moment,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports News.

“I’m not sure if he is feeling uncomfortable with the amount of great talent around him because he always seemed to thrive when he was the main man in the team.

“At the moment, he is nowhere near that. Maybe he is at that point in his career where he has gone past his best and is the other side of the hill.

“He could be on his way down a little bit and it gets highlighted when you’re playing in a high profile team.”

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