Robin van Persie tops shirt sales list

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie enjoyed an extremely memorable first season at Old Trafford, winning the Premier League after failing to land the title in eight years at Arsenal. He won the Golden Boot as well, becoming the highest goal scorer for the team as they landed their 20th English league title in style last May but the goal scoring charts was not the only one he set on fire.

According to a report, the Dutchman can claim to be the most popular player in the Premier League after seeing replica shirts bearing his name selling more than any other player all over the world. But the biggest and most glaring omission from that list is Gareth Bale, who will potentially become the most expensive player in the world in the coming days if his proposed transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid goes through.

Robin van Persie leads three Manchester United players on the list, with England international Wayne Rooney behind him on the list followed by Japanese star Shinji Kagawa in third.
Earlier this season, the former Arsenal striker rocketed to the top of the shirt sales list in the United Kingdom with a whopping 25% of the punters choosing to wear his name on the back of their shirts.

According to Andy Anson, who serves as the chief executive of, Robin van Persie is an absolutely brilliant striker in front of goal and his stunning performances over the last one season with Manchester United has seen him become one of the most prominent and popular players in the Premier League. Anson stated that his move from Arsenal to United might not have gone down well with Gunners’ fans but that hasn’t affected his popularity as fans chose to splash the cash for a shirt bearing his name on the back.