Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fired back

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has fired back at Robin van Persie following the Dutchman’s comments over his reaction after the Arsenal defeat on New Year’s Day. Van Persie was recently critical about Solskjaer’s post-match reaction after the 2-0 loss to the Gunners and stated that the Norwegian should be angry rather than posing with a smile.

Papastathopoulos positive about Arsenal top four hopes this season

Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos believes the Gunners are still in the running for the top four despite their average run of form. The north London side have failed to win any of the previous four league games and that has dropped them eight points behind Manchester City, who are currently occupying the final Champions League qualification spot.

Van Persie tears into boring Manchester United amid poor start

Former Premier League star Robin van Persie has said that Manchester United are boring to watch as there is no intensity to their play in the forward department. The Red Devils have already made their worst start to a Premier League campaign and they are presently lying in the bottom half of the standings with just nine points from eight matches.

Robin van Persie sends message to Arsenal manager Unai Emery

Former Arsenal star Robin van Persie believes manager Unai Emery should stick to the strengths of his team rather than adjusting things based on the opponent. The Gunners made a sublime start to the season with back-to-back league wins but they have since stumbled with just two points from the next three Premier League matches.

Van Persie believes Arsenal can reach the level of Liverpool and Manchester City

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie believes the Gunners can reach the level of Liverpool and Manchester City, should manager Unai Emery find the cohesion within the first-team squad. The north London side impressed at different stages of the 2018/19 campaign under Unai Emery but ultimately, they fell short of the Champions League places for the third season on the bounce.

Ajax manager confirms van de Beek is set to join Real Madrid

Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag has confirmed that midfielder Donny van de Beek is set to make the move to Real Madrid this summer. The Netherlands international was one of the many standout performers for the Eredivisie outfit last term where they were able to secure a domestic double as well as reach the Champions League final.

Speaking in a press conference, Ten Hag acknowledged that Van de Beek has been a crucial player in the club’s ranks but they could not convince him to stay after the interest from Real Madrid, he said: “He [Van de Beek] was very important for us last season and he started with the same enthusiasm, freshness and a lot of energy this time around as well. His departure is a loss, but we knew it could happen. We didn't want to lose him and we did everything we could to keep him at Ajax, but when a club of this calibre enters the picture, it's difficult.”

Van Persie believes Arsenal can reach the level of Liverpool and Manchester City

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie believes the Gunners can reach the level of Liverpool and Manchester City, should manager Unai Emery find the cohesion within the first-team squad. The north London side impressed at different stages of the 2018/19 campaign under Unai Emery but ultimately, they fell short of the Champions League places for the third season on the bounce.

Speaking to BT Sport, Van Persie feels the Gunners can close the gap to the Reds and Citizens in the long-term, but for that, Emery needs a group of players, who can showcase consistency over an extended period of time, he said: "They have to connect – really connect – as a team. That is Unai Emery’s job but also the players.

Steven Bergwijn waiting on potential move to Bayern Munich

PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn is understood to be eyeing a potential move to Bayern Munich this summer, his agent has revealed. The 21-year-old had a fantastic 2018/19 season with PSV where he contributed 14 goals and 12 assists in the Eredivisie, but that was not sufficient to hand his team with the title, considering the dominant season from Ajax.

Since then, he has been regularly linked with a move to Bayern with the club said to hold an interest in signing him and agent Fulco van Kooperen has acknowledged that the attacker is prepared to remain patient over the same, he told ESPN: “We have never, never said we are losing patience. Bayern are a great and huge club and it's great they like Steven. They can take all the time they need."

Duncan Castles urges Manchester United to ignore Leicester defender

Times journalist Duncan Castles has urged Manchester United to opt against a potential move for Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. The England international has been strongly linked with the Red Devils since the previous summer transfer window and reports have emerged that they could break their transfer record to pursue the central defender.

Speaking on The Transfer Window Podcast, Castles said that Maguire has been performing above expectations over the past few years but he does not possess the qualities for the price tag mentioned. He added that the centre-back may be good with the defending and set-piece threat but he is not gifted with much pace.

Van Persie explains main reason behind 2012/2013 Premier League title

Dutch footballer Robin van Persie has said that the unity within the Manchester United squad during the 2012/2013 season contributed to the Premier League success. The Red Devils won the English top-flight title with a comfortable 11-point gap over Manchester City and Van Persie was the main architect upfront with 26 goals to his name.

Speaking to Manchester United’s official website, Van Persie indicated that the team during that campaign was united and the achievement was a great team effort. He added that every player within the squad played their part and gave the example of Chicharito Hernandez, who got a crucial winning goal at Chelsea.

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