Robin van Persie had not played in the international stage in 2 years and it wasn’t until a few days ago when the former Arsenal star managed to make his return to the Netherlands squad.
On August 31 of 2017, Robin van Persieperformed for Netherlands as they locked horns against France for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match which resulted with France coming out on top with a 4-0 triumph.
Netherlands are struggling to qualify for the upcoming worldwide football competition as they have collected 13 points from 8 qualifying games and with only 2 more matches left, the team of Dick Advocaat will need to secure positive results in their final games against Belarus and Sweden which are going to be played on October 7 and 10 respectively.
The 34 year old Dutch attacker of Fenerbahce, Robin van Persie wanted to help his national side in their attempts to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but it’s believed that he sustained a career ending injury.
According to reports and rumors, the veteran forward sustained a cruciate knee ligament which could leave him out of the playing field for 1 year and considering his elevated age, it might be the end of his professional career. (more…)
Former Manchester United player, Robin Van Persie has gone into preparations for the upcoming season.
The striker who is known for his explosive shots from either of his foot recently posted a video of himself on the popular social media application, Instagram where he was in a boxing ring, working out.
The video bore the caption “Getting ready for the new season” and showed hi, putting his paces through on the pads.
The Dutch striker seemed quite good with his hands and would surely be hoping for the best season wherever he finds himself.
The current Fenerbahce man has no mote that a year left on his contract with the club and has already been linked with a move to a foreign club in Turkey.
One of the clubs interested in him is said to be Feyenoord, the same very club where he began his footballing career.
The 33 year old who recently spoke about his future noted that he was quite unsure of his career as to where he would be plying his trade at the expiration of his contract. (more…)
With an aggregate score of 2-1, Manchester United has edged out a victory over Celta de Vigo and the English Premier League club will be facing off with Ajax in the finals which will be played on May 24.
This is the 1st
time that Manchester United has advanced into the finals of the European competition since it kicked off which was back in1971.
Manchester United has generally been able to compete and qualify for the UEFA Champions League on a consistent basis but recent struggles has seen them being dropped to the Europa League and if they are able to defeat Ajax in the finals on May 24, then Jose Mourinho and his squad will earn a qualification spot for the upcoming Champions League season.
Jose Mourinho is not very pleased about the date of the finals as Manchester United still has 3 more Premier League matches left to be played while Ajax on the other hand only has 1 match. (more…)
The tempers have been flying high between the supporters of Fenerbahce and Besiktas since the derby match of the two teams yesterday.
It was probably the most controversial game this season in Turkey and the entire controversy revolved around one player only which was RVP, the former Netherlands skipper.
He was the one who first displayed his outstanding acting skills to cook up a foul and make the referee issue an exit command to Dusko Tosic decreasing Besiktas by one player on the pitch.
And then shortly, the striker got indulged into an altercation with Oguzhan Ozyakup who incidentally happened to be someone he had played alongside for the Gunners and had a good equation before this.
RVP had the last laugh though after everything as he ended up delivering the only successful strike of the match and then the way he celebrated irked many of the Besiktas supporters because he went right into the face of Ozyakup who had taunted him earlier. (more…)
Manchester United ace, Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck the two goals in the 2-0 win over West Brom on Saturday and the Big Swede’s goal record at the same stage of the season surpasses that of the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie.
The 35-year old has so far scored 16 goals since his summer move from Paris St Germain to Old Trafford
. No player has scored more goals at this stage of the season at the club since Ruud van Nistelrooy managed 18 goals in 2002.
Robin van Persie scored 15 goals at the same stage in the 2012/2013 season and that season happened to be the player’s most prolific campaign for the Red Devils. He struck a whopping 30 goals during the season and no other Man United player has managed to beat that goal haul since 2012.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s best at the same stage of the season came in the 2007/2008 campaign when he scored 14 goals, a record which was matched by Wayne Rooney four years later. (more…)
Robin van Persie believes he could still be shining at Manchester United if the former coach Alex Ferguson was still the manager at Old Trafford.
The Netherlands international visited Old Trafford for the first time since leaving the club for Fenerbahce in July 2015 when the two teams met in the Europa League on Thursday 20th of October.
Van Persie netted 58 goals for United in three seasons and won the Premier League title in his first season – and sole year under Ferguson – at the club.
The left-shooter went on to play under the former Manchester United coaches, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal before being sold out and he thinks the situation could have been different if Ferguson did not retire from managing in 2013.
“We will never know,” he said to the reporters when asked what would have happened had Ferguson stayed. “It could have been that I could have been a player for Manchester United today. (more…)
Former Manchester United player Robin van Persie is going to be making a return to Old Trafford as Fenerbahce has to face off with the Premier League club on October 20 of the ongoing year for a Europa League match.
When this Europa League fixture draw was made a few days ago, Robin van Persie took to instagram as the Dutch attacker wrote: “Excited about the group we are in for the #EuropaLeague. Looking forward to play and meet the fans again of my former clubs @feyenoord.rotterdam and @manchesterunited”
Robin van Persie performed for Manchester United for 3 seasons where he managed to make over 80 appearances and scored 48 goals. His final season at Old Trafford was not a very memorable one as the Dutch forward sustained an ankle injury which kept him out of action for some time and he was later on stripped away from taking penalty kicks after Louis van Gaal decided to put this duty to someone else.
The 33 year old striker also voiced his excitement on his twitter account as Robin van Persie appears to be enthusiastic to see 2 of his former clubs locking horns against each other and facing off as Feyenoord and Manchester United are scheduled to battle each other on September 15. (more…)
There are certain statements that are not easily forgotten. For instance, in 2012 Sir Alex Ferguson by taking on Robin van Persie who was then footballer of the year and Arsenal striker of repute.
His statement was in the Premier League and it was regarding being able to win the title of Premier League one last time. Even though the squad did come under financial pressure he took on the striker of 29 years of age and for 24 million Pounds. He had scored about 26 goals in the 2012-2013 seasons, which also lead to a hat trick win of Aston Villa
and resulted in United winning their league title for the 20th
Ferguson at that time indulged in buying Van Persie for the team. It was akin to a retirement present that he bought for himself and the team. It is a similar situation now as Jamie Vardy; the present player of the year is being bid for by Arsene Wenger who is on his way out. (more…)
Robin van Persie who is currently playing with Fenerbahce seems to be too good for the Turkish league.
Indeed, with the kind of goal that the former Manchester United and Arsenal player scored against Gaziantepspor, you will get the perception that van Persie is too good for the Turkish league.
Indeed, he received a ball that put him one against one with the keeper and instead of firing a shot into the net; he just dribbled past the keeper as if he was not there. At 32 years old, van Persie is still full of running and can definitely play at the top level for at least 2 or 3 years more.
There was news that Robin van Persie might make the move to the Major League Soccer during the summer, but these rumors have yet to be confirmed. With the European season coming to an end, we will have to wait for the transfer window to be open to find out. (more…)
The Ex-Arsenal striker, who once won the Premier League Golden Boot, was recently frustrated with his role at Turkish giants Fenerbahce SK. He says he is currently happy with the improvements. The 32-year old Dutch striker, who put 30 goals past the goal keeper whilst in the Premier league, has struggled with expectations since reaching Turkey.
The Netherland International, who matched Thierry Henry’s 30 goals in one season record in the 2011/2012 season at Arsenal, has completed full 90 minutes just four times for Fenerbahce.
The talented forward who played for Arsenal since joining in 2004 till he left for EPL rival, Manchester United in August 2012, voiced his frustration as he continues to struggle to meet set standards at the club.
“Fenerbahce paid a big transfer fee for me so I want to help the team, but I cannot contribute as much as I want when I am taken off each game. I cannot be efficient like this. We have to find a solution for this situation,” the striker cried.
He has played 40 matches in all competitions this season for the club scoring 15 goals. In the Turkish Super Lig, he has only started 14 matches out of 25 total appearances this season. He has scored 10 goals in the super Lig with the last coming in the match against Kayserispor. The match which was played before the international break ended in a lone goal Van Persie scored in the first half. (more…)