Robin Van Persie Was Seen in Carrington

Robin van Persie, a legendary striker for Manchester United, returned to Carrington this week at the invitation of Erik ten Hag, the Red's manager and fellow Dutchman. Since 2020, Van Persie has been a coach at Feyenoord, the club where he began and ended his 18-year playing career. He retired from playing three years ago.

The man who became the all-time leading scorer for the Netherlands made his name in English football with Arsenal, where he spent eight seasons before sensationally signing with rivals United in the summer of 2012. The explosive forward helped the Reds win their most recent Premier League title in his first season. He scored 26 league goals in 38 games, including a hat trick against Aston Villa that sealed the victory on a memorable night at Old Trafford.

Van Persie left United for Fenerbahce in 2015, but the club always tries to help its former players. As he studies for his coaching badges and hopes to work more in this field in the future, van Persie is benefiting from spending time with Ten Hag and his team. Robin has been working with and learning from the coaching staff, including Benni McCarthy, a former Premier League goal scorer who now coaches the first team.

As the squad returned to Carrington following the week-long winter camp in Andalusia, United's former no. 20 also posed for a picture with young, exciting attackers Alejandro Garnacho and Facundo Pellistri. Many are still keeping tabs on the legendary striker as he starts his coaching journey with his first-ever club in the Netherlands. Robin Van Persie was one of the key figures in guiding the Dutch to their 3rd placed finish in the 2014 football world cup. His acrobatic header against Spain is still regarded by many as his most iconic goal.