Dutch international and former Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie started his career as a winger and was also signed by Arsenal as winger.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has an ability to turn the most talented wingers into very affective and competent centre forwards, like he has done with both Thierry Henry and Van Persie.
United manager Sir Alex Feguson saw his side gunned down by a Marouane Fellaini inspired Everton after the Belgium international bossed the game and scored the winner.
The manager admitted that they need to work on ways to finish off attacking approaches and they constantly played around new signing Van Persie instead of using his strengths.
Ferguson's side looked lacklustre and could not get Van Persie into the game at all. It is mouth watering on paper when you see Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie in the same line up, but the debate has already started as to whether they can play together.
They play a similar game and the same role. Both players enjoy being the main central target up front, but the system United use, there can only be one in this position.
I believe they have two options to get the best out of Van Persie. Return him to his roots and revamp his position out in a wide position up front, so he can link up with Rooney who likes to drop deep and out wide. They would inter-change positions and really cause problems.
The other option would be to play Rooney in a deeper position, in 'the hole' behind Van Persie who will feature as a centre forward. This way you will have Rooney in a free role and he can be able to drop back and create, which we know he likes to do. He will also not have to worry about sitting on the last man, Van Persie will be there to run onto through balls.
Another problem for United is the fact they do not really possess a true ball winning Fellaini-type midfielder to break up play and turn defence into attack. Ferguson knows this and will ensure he makes a purchase or two before the 31st August.750006