West Ham United defender James Tomkins has accused Manchester United striker Robin van Persie of deliberately elbowing him in the face.
Van Persie has been subjected to some criticism with his attitude over the last few years, but it has largely been dusted on the floor due to his impressive goalscoring form. This year, he has come under the spotlight for the wrong reasons more often than not.
After struggling with poor form earlier in the season, the player is looking at the prospect of being retrospectively punished for elbowing Tomkins in the face.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie did not seem to have the best relationship with the club’s former boss, David Moyes.
Despite having been relatively injury free for the last five years, the Dutch international appeared to suffer several absences from the first team under Moyes. Unsurprisingly, he has been regularly fit again under the Louis van Gaal. After concerns were raised about his goalscoring record, van Persie has responded with two goals in his last two matches. The record is even better when his goals and assists against Hull City in the 3-0 win are taken into account.
Robin Van Persie thanked his countryman and one of the best wingers of modern era Dirk Kuyt yesterday for his great contribution to Netherlands Football over the years.
The Red Devils star wrote a message for Kuyt on a social networking site which read, “Many congratulations to Dirk for a wonderful career, more than 100 games for Netherlands, one of the modern greats.”
Kuyt brought down curtains on his international career after serving the Netherlands national football team for about a decade. He represented the Oranje in as many as 3 World Cups. Playing in a total of 104 games, he struck 24 times.
The first time that Kuyt had featured for Netherlands was in 2004. He was called up by the then boss Marco Van Basten.
After a hectic season of football, Robin Van Persie has finally got some time to spend with his better half and kids. The Netherlands skipper is currently miles away from Manchester. He is holidaying at one of the Caribbean Islands with his family.
Van Persie has been reportedly given an extended break after his national duty in the World Cup by the new Red Devils’ boss Louis Van Gaal. He would not be a part of the Manchester United squad which will go on the pre season tour of America.
Van Persie had finished at the third position in the list of the leading goal scorers in Brazil. He had struck 4 times there and had helped the Oranje finish at no. 3 in the World Cup behind Germany and Argentina.
Robin van Persie has once again spoken about the next Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. It is really expected that van Persie will become the club’s most important player next season onwards when van Gaal becomes the club manager. It has been well known that the striker shares great relationship with the Dutchman, but he has spoken about it in public for the first time in detail. Despite playing for some of the top managers in the world like Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson in his stellar career, van Persie says that he has never enjoyed a better relationship with any other manager than van Gaal.
Wayne Rooney’s contract extension with Manchester United will see him remaining with the club up until 2019 and David Moyes has downplayed the importance that not only Rooney will be for United but also Van Persie.
Injuries have taken a hit on United as both of the main attacking players of Manchester United (Van Persie and Wayne Rooney) have been suffering from a number of injuries that has left him out of a few important matches for the club.
Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata are the primary attacking options that Manchester United has to offer and they certainly have enough quality and talent to go against the very best that they face off in the Premier League but even with the recent addition of Mata to the club, it wasn’t enough for them to get a victory against a club that is located on the middle section of the tables, Stoke City.
David Moyes already has intense pressure building up after each week goes by and the failure to secure points against some particular clubs but things might just be getting tougher for him after reports started emerging claiming that the Dutchman Van Persie is unhappy playing at Old Trafford and could be seeking his way out of Manchester United by the end of the current campaign.
There is some terrific news for the Manchester United supporters. The star player of the club Robin Van Persie has almost recovered from his thigh problem and he has even begun to train a little bit. He is believed to be back playing pretty soon.
Persie was the man who had found the net maximum no. of times for United in the last season, but, in this season, he hasn’t been able to make that much contribution for his side so far and the main reason behind that is his fitness. He has suffered quite a few injuries in the ongoing season.
The Netherlands skipper hasn’t featured for the Red Devils in their last 5 games and he would definitely be missing another few as it would take him a few more days to achieve match fitness.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has hailed the club’s new teen sensation Adnan Januzaj, stating that he is indeed an extremely talented player and he rightly deserves his place as one of the best teenagers in world football at the moment.
Not only that, the Dutchman has also stated that he is definitely one of the best young players he has played with and he is definitely among the top two young players as well.
The Dutch national team has been dealt a blow with the news that defender Gregory van der Wiel has pulled out of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to an injury.
After his move to Paris St Germain over a year ago, he has been unable to get into the national team. This season, he is been playing regularly and the French club, which has led to his inclusion to the national team. Louis van Gaal said after announcing the squad that van der Wiel has been playing for one of the top clubs in Europe at a consistent level and it is fair that his inclusion is warranted.
The 25-year-old has reportedly suffered a knee injury, which has been reported by the official website of the club. He has returned to the club in order to undergo treatment.