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Five key thoughts following Arsenal 1-2 United

Manchester United picked up their first away win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates. After a cagey first period, Kieran Gibbs turned Antonio Valencia’s sharply struck cross into his own net just after half time to give United something to hang onto. A solid and gritty defensive performance laid [...]

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Hugo Borst: Ridiculous to claim Van Persie is finished

Hugo Borst, the journalist who has written the recent biography on Louis van Gaal, has given his thoughts on Robin van Persie’s future. Excelsior are Van Persie’s team in the Holland. He’s said he’d like to play there again before he retires. Yes. There is a stand there [with his name on it] at Excelsior [...]

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The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

Something very peculiar appears to have happened to Wayne Rooney. You may have noticed it during Manchester United’s defeat at the Etihad, then again when England beat Slovenia at Wembley, only for the strange phenomenon to be repeated on Tuesday night, as England were victorious once again, against Scotland. In all three encounters, Rooney ran [...]

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VIDEO: Van Persie goal for Holland vs Latvia

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RvP: I’m keeping Dutch captaincy

Since Louis van Gaal left the Dutch national team for Manchester United, the country have been struggling in their bid to qualify for Euro 2016. Guus Hiddink’s team now sit six points behind group leaders Iceland and Czech Republic, but Robin van Persie insists he is not taking the blame for that and will remain [...]

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RvP: Fergie was furious with us even when we were 15 points clear

In Rio Ferdinand’s recent autobiography, he claimed the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson hit Robin van Persie harder than any of the other players. The Dutchman has today confirmed what Rio said and talked of his admiration of our former manager. Rio is a great guy. He talks a lot but there is some truth [...]

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VIDEO: Van Persie’s goal and Mourinho’s reaction

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Van Persie: Fans deserve credit for my goal

Robin van Persie scored with practically the last kick of the game to give United a well deserved 1-1 draw with Chelsea. It was a big relief for the fans, for the players and for everyone at Manchester United that we got the goal in the end. The whole stadium exploded and it gave us [...]

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Five things we learnt from West Brom 2-2 United

Manchester United salvaged a late draw away at West Bromwich Albion, after finding themselves behind twice in the match, thanks to a powerful strike from Daley Blind. Despite the double comeback, the result will have to go down as two points lost for the Red Devils as they paid for two sloppy defensive errors, having [...]

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STATS: A decade of success of United players compared to world’s best

STATS: A decade of success of United players compared to world’s best

Opta has produced a table looking at the numbers of goals and assists in Europe’s top competitions over the past decade. Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie all feature in the top 10.

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VIDEO: Van Persie’s goal vs Kazakhstan

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Rio: I remember RvP’s face when Fergie announced retirement

Speaking the Clare Balding show, Rio Ferdinand has talked about the day that the players found of Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring. “It was a shock,” said Rio. “We walked in that morning and it was all in the papers, but you never believe the papers. So we were just debating what was going on. [...]

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RvP reveals team meeting took place after Leicester defeat

To lose a game after being 3-1 up with half an hour to play is fair unforgivable. Robin van Persie has revealed that the players had a meeting following the defeat against Leicester. “It shouldn’t be possible,” he said. “But it still happened. We have to deal with it. We had a proper look at [...]

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PICTURES: Van Persie wall art in Brazil

PICTURES: Van Persie wall art in Brazil

Football fans in Brazil have taken to the walls of the city to remember the excellent diving header from Robin van Persie against Spain.

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Holland – Replacing Clockwork Orange with Pragmatism

Holland – Replacing Clockwork Orange with Pragmatism

Nine wins and one draw in the World Cup qualifiers, an attack speared by the topscorer in the European part of those qualifiers accompanied by one of the most unstoppable dribblers in the world and entering the tournament in Brazil as vice-World Champion. However, the defence lacks recognised talent and in Kevin Strootman, Van Gaal’s [...]

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