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.

RVP WAS HURT AT FERGUSON DEPARTURE

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has lift the lid on Robin Van Persie (RVP) and his time at Old Trafford. Ex-Manchester United defender Ferdinand talked about Robin Van Persie on his Ferdinand Vibe with Five Podcast. In the latest episode, Ferdinand revealed how the Manchester United players were not convinced that Robin Van Persie had the winning mentality to deliver titles at the club following his controversial move from rivals Arsenal. Dutchman Robin Van Persie had a year left on his Arsenal contract as at the summer of 2012 before he made the decision to leave his role as the Gunners skipper to move to Manchester United in a £24m deal. According to Ferdinand, the Manchester United players were reluctant to pass the ball to Robin Van Persie until they were called out by manager Sir Alex Ferguson during a team meeting at the start of the 2012/13 season.

VAN PERSIE LISTS FOUR UNITED PLAYERS AMONG SIX BEST EVER COLLEAGUES

Former Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie may have spent just three years at Old Trafford, but he was an important player and was pivotal as United clinched their 20th Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson's last season at the club. The ex-Arsenal striker was recently asked to provide a list of the six best players he played with in his successful career and he named four former Manchester United players.

Van Persie controversially left Arsenal back in 2012 in a £20 million deal as legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson saw a huge potential in the Dutch striker at the time. Van Persie repaid the faith paid in him by Sir Alex immediately as he would help the Red Devils seal their 20th English Premier League title by scoring a remarkable 30 goals in just his first campaign.

VAN PERSIE SHOWERS PRAISES ON BRUNO FERNANDES

It continues to become very hard for Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes to play a game of football for the Red Devils and not earn accolades. The brilliant Portuguese midfielder continues to become consistent in delivering the goods for United even after Over a year since he joined.


After all the records he has set and broken since he completed his move from Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon and to the English Premier League, he has been a gem and has not looked back ever since. With the season gradually coming to an end, the midfielder has retained his status as a world-class player and one of the best players in his position in the world currently.

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