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.
“When I joined from Arsenal, that was the idea that Sir Alex would stay on for a few more years, but in football things change unexpectedly, you can’t plan your own path or your coach’s path either. Things develop, things change positively and negatively. In this world you have to deal with how it comes and that exactly what I did.”
Nevertheless, the Dutchman does not want to emphasize too much on his exit out of United and he is focused on his responsibilities to Fenerbahce even though he will savor a return to Old Trafford.
He has said he needs to find the right balance of having fun, enjoying the moment of being back at Old Trafford and doing his work. He made known that he has to put in his best for Fenerbahce.