VAN PERSIE WELCOMES RIQUI PUIG COMPARISON

Former Manchester United and Feyenoord striker Robin Van Persie has welcomed the physical comparison between him and Barcelona midfielder RiquiPuig. Robin Van Persie embraced his resemblance to Puig as revealed by his Barcelona teammate, Gerard Pique.

The official Twitter handle of Barcelona posted a photo of Spanish midfielder Puig and Pique pointed out that he footballer in the photo is Robin Van Persie to suggest that he looks like the ex-Dutch international.

Robin Van Persie was quick to embrace the resemblance pointed out by retired Spanish national team player Pique. He acknowledged by wishing Puiqgood luck for the new season.

GREENWOOD DELIGHTED WITH RVP COMPARISON

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood is flattered to be compared with ex-Dutch international Robin Van Persie (RVP) whom he described as an all-time great.

Ex-Manchester United skipper turned Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville was one of the first people to notice the similarities between Greenwood and Robin Van Persie who fired the Red Devils to their
last Premier League title in 2013. Robin Van Persie scored 26 goals the Premier League in his debut season as a Manchester United player and he proved to be the catalyst as his team beat defending champions Manchester City to the Premier League title. That season turned out to be the final one for legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the Manchester United dugout.

GREENWOOD DELIGHTED WITH RVP COMPARISON

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood is flattered to be compared with ex-Dutch international Robin Van Persie (RVP) whom he described as an all-time great.

Ex-Manchester United skipper turned Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville was one of the first people to notice the similarities between Greenwood and Robin Van Persie who fired the Red Devils to their last Premier League title in 2013. Robin Van Persie scored 26 goals the Premier League in his debut season as a Manchester United player and he proved to be the catalyst as his team beat defending champions Manchester City to the Premier League title. That season turned out to be the final one for legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the Manchester United dugout.

VAN PERSIE INSISTS THAT VAN DE BEEK'S TIME WILL COME

Manchester United midfielder Donny Van de Beek currently has a clean slate and will be having a fresh start and a chance to prove that he has what it takes to play for Manchester United when the English Premier League season kicks off in August.

Since signing from Ajax some months ago, the Netherlands international midfielder has lamented a lack of game time at Old Trafford and was even reported to have mentioned that he would like to leave the club this summer. However, those reports have been quashed and the feeling from the player's camp now is that he wants to fight for his place in the team starting from next season.

VAN PERSIE CRITICISES TUCHEL ON ZIYECH

Dutchman Robin Van Persie has criticised Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel on his use of Moroccan international player Hakim Ziyech at the club. Robin Van Persie called out new Blues boss Tuchel in an interview with Dutch media outlet De Telegraaf. According to Robin Van Persie, Ziyech has been underused at Chelsea and that the former Ajax Amsterdam player should have a bigger role in the team.

Robin Van Persie is adamant that a player like Ziyech should have been given more playing time by the Chelsea boss. He went on to say that Ziyech and other creative players like Croatian international Mateo Kovacic and United States player Christian Pulisic are not given the freedom to express themselves creatively by German tactician Tuchel.

MANE EQUALS RECORD HELD BY RVP

Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has equalled the Premier League record held by Dutchman Robin Van Persie (RVP) after he became only the second player to score in eight successive games against the same team. Mane scored twice in the 2-0 win at home to Crystal Palace in the last game of the season to equal the record set by Robin Van Persie.

RVP set the record when he scored in eight successive matches against Stoke City. The Dutchman played for both Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League for over a decade. He was a Premier League footballer between 2004 and 2015.

RVP MAKES ARSENAL-CHELSEA COMBINED XI

Dutchman Robin Van Persie (RVP) has been named in attack as part of the combined team for the London Derby fixture between Arsenal and Chelsea. The combined London Derby XI was selected by his former Arsenal teammate, Cesc Fabregas. Spanish international Fabregas made the combined London Derby XI selection on behalf of BT Sports.

The London Derby XI was selected shortly before Chelsea and Arsenal faced off at Stamford Bridge last week Wednesday. At the end of proceedings, it was the Gunners who emerged victorious.

VAN PERSIE HAILS UNITED MIDFIELDER FERNANDES

Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has heaped a lot of praise on the club's current star midfielder Bruno Fernandes and says the Portugal international midfielder is a gem. Fernandes was signed by United from Portuguese league side Sporting Lisbon in January last year and he has proven to be a remarkable signing and worth every penny since his arrival. He came in at United at a time when Paul Pogba was injured and the team needed someone who could bring balance to the team.

He arrived and handled that role very effectively, earning a lot of praise and applause from the Red Devils' fans and former players as well. One of those former players who has now joined the list of Fernandes' fans, in the person of Van Persie, says the former Sporting Lisbon Manis no ordinary player and would suit into the playing pattern of any football team in the world.

VAN DE BEEK SHOULD BE PATIENT - VAN PERSIE

In the wake of his transfer to Manchester United from Ajax last summer, midfielder Donny van de Beek has found himself in a rather unexpected position and has also been linked with a shocking return to his former club after just a few months in England.

Since signing for the Old Trafford outfit, Van de Beek feels like he has not been given enough game time to express himself and play some football, and for the most of his stay in England, it has constantly been reported in the media that he is both unsettled and unhappy at the club and wants to secure a move away with the next opportunity he has.

But the former player of United, Robin Van Persie, who also plied his trade in the Dutch Eredivisie league before moving to England, has asked the young midfielder to be patient and wait for his chance because it will come.

VAN PERSIE SAYS HE FELT HURT MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE WHEN SIR ALEX RETIRED

Former Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has disclosed that no one else at Old Trafford felt as hurt as he did when the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was going to retire as the manager of the club back in 2013. Van Persie left Arsenal after the end of the 2012/2013 season to sign for the Red Devils in a deal reported to be in the region of £20 million and one of the major reasons that influenced his decision was the allure to play for the former Scottish manager.

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