Robin van Persie grabbed a brace against Genclerbirligi in a 2-1 victory played over the weekend.
The striker has scored in every game in the last five matches save one in the Turkish Super Ligue. The former Arsenal striker moved to the Super Lig from Manchester United in the summer, signing a lucrative three-year contract to end his 11-year stint in the English top flight.
Louis van Gaal’s sack at Manchester United as manager didn’t come as a surprise to many as it had been widely speculated in light of recent performance at the club which culminated in failing to get UEFA Champions league qualification.
The Premier League outfit wanted a difference after performing abysmally under former coach David Moyes. LVG was appointed in the summer of 2014 and he called Manchester United “the biggest club in the World.”
Robin van Persie is one of the players that has experienced one of the biggest drops in their playing career as he used to be a superstar with Arsenal and for a certain period of time with Manchester United as well but after a string of underwhelming performances, he was offloaded from Manchester United and the Dutch striker is now performing with Fenerbahce.
The 32 year old player joined Fenerbahce on July of 2015 but it wasn’t until September of that same year when he did manage to make his debut. The start of Robin van Persie’s career in Fenerbahce was a difficult one as he struggled to get consistent playing time in the Turkish club and in the past Robin van Persie has voiced his concern in relation to his lack of games.
Despite enjoying a resurgence in form with Fenebahce in the Turkish Super Lig, Robin van Persie will have to watch the upcoming European Championship in France from his home after the Netherlands failed to qualify.
Some would argue that the striker may not have been selected even if his country made it through to Euro 2016, with his omission from Danny Blind’s squad for recent friendlies against England and France suggesting that his international career could be coming to an end.
Truth be told, the career of Robin van Persie has been taking a downhill ever since his 2nd season with Manchester United kicked off and he was not able to replicate what he accomplished in his debut campaign with the Premier League club.
Robin van Persie was initially signed by Manchester United with the objective of seeing the Dutch attacker form an offensive partnership along with Wayne Rooney that could break through the defence of teams but this combination could never develop and Van Persie was offloaded from Manchester United after having only spent 3 seasons and being signed for a fee of £22.5 million.
After being released by Manchester United, Robin van Persie went on to join Fenerbahce where he has managed to score 10 goals in 24 appearances.
How exactly did an Arsenal captain go from a beloved hero to a defamed villain? That's exactly what happened to Robin Van Persie.
The former popular Arsenal captain doesn't seem to be getting much applause anymore and many have to wonder, what went wrong? Where was the rise and where was the fall? While Robin Van Persie hasn't called it quits or thrown in the towel, it's becoming very apparent that the career is near its end.
A lot of people have noticed that his abilities on the field just don't seem to be in sync like they used to and he's not nearly as skilled or well placed as he used to be. The captain has definitely had his highlights and his moments that will always remain in the hearts of hardcore fans but it may just be time to give it all up.
Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is paying the price for his poor form at Fenerbahce, as he has just been left out of the Netherlands squad once again.
The team, which failed to qualify for Euro 2016 after a disastrous qualification campaign, will be taking on England and France in friendly matches during March. Despite being the leading scorer for the national team with 50 goals in 101 matches, Danny Blind’s squad does not include the 32-year-old. Since his move to Turkey in the summer, van Persie has scored 10 goals for Fenerbahce.
Robin van Persie used to perform for Manchester United from 2012 until 2015 and during this period of time, the Dutch attacker lifted the Premier League title and the FA Community Shield.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he did not want to retain the services of Robin van Persie because he felt that there was too much competition for strikers in the team.
The Dutchman was allowed to leave Old Trafford in the summer, but that decision has received a lot of criticism especially in the wake of poor performances from the current crop of strikers at the club. United only have Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney being capable of playing up front. The club has so far resisted any attempts to sign new additions in the January transfer window.
Robin van Persie completed his move from Manchester United to Fenerbahce on July of 2015 as the Dutchman just couldn’t live up to the expectations of Louis van Gaal and he was offloaded to the Turkish club for a transfer fee of around £4 million.
Even though Robin van Persie’s transfer to Fenerbahce was fairly recent, he is already being rumored on making a return to the Premier League as there are club that are considering signing the veteran attacker but this seems to be a little far-fetched taking into consideration the slump that the 32 years old player has been going through in the past few months.