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RvP: I’m Really Enjoying Playing In This Team

Robin van Persie has thanked the Manchester United fans for their support since the summer move from Arsenal. He is currently the top scorer in the league and when you include his assists, he has 22 in 18 starts.

“It’s always nice to be recognised by the fans,” said van Persie. “I have settled into the club quite quickly and I am really enjoying playing in this team. I would like to thank the fans for all their support. It’s not all about scoring goals, but obviously that does help. It’s great that so many players have scored goals over the season so far.”

Van Persie is chasing his first winners medal since the FA Cup one has from 2005 when he came on for a substitute in Arsenal’s incredibly fortunate win over United. United are currently seven points clear at the top of the league after some great results in December.

“December is always a difficult month and I feel we have come through this period as we wanted to,” he added. “Hopefully we can now push on for the rest of the season.”

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  1. Ash says:

    I think there some people who are underestimating Welbeck’s talent and skill and even his contribution. Welbeck at 22 is a different kind of striker that you would love to have in your team. He wins possession (Remember City game due to that we got the freekick) , Boy has pace and can go past his opponents. He can play on wings as well as a Centre Forward.

    He will get his chances. We are in hunt for 3 trophies and I would want us to win atleast 2 out of 3. Welbeck will play a crucial part in doing that. Let us be patient.

  2. lordrt says:

    RvP to score a double against loserpool, just need the lads to keep sending the correct passes to him and not go for long balls

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Good morning reds.

    Happy Birthday Bryan Robson (56 today)
    461apps, 99goals.
    3 FACups
    1 UEFA Cup Winners Cup
    1 UEFA Super Cup

    Right, and he won it 2 times!

    Verified United Legend

  4. Shabz the Mancunian says:

    for a huge club like united…depth in the squad is essential..look at the teams we competing with…say city..they have strikers in aguero,balloteli,dzeko and tevez.losing danny would be a mistake if we intend to compete for anything!

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Mr Bryan Robson

    1. Captain Marvel for our first 2 EPL, titles after decades of disappointment.
    2. He started that winning mentality with that started the resurgence of United in the 90s.

    3. If you look at his scoring, 99 goals in 461 games, you will be hard pressed to see a better return from an out and out midfielder. It is the same percentage as Scholes and Beckham and compares decently with many forwards we have had for goals per game.

    Right and he loved to beat Liverpool. Winning 8 and scoring 8times against them in 19 attempts.
    In those days, Liverpool didn’t like lossing to anybody.
    Robo taught them how to get used to it v us… 19 games 8W 8D 3L v pool

    Right, and one of my favorit memories ever was this tasty number back when we were sh*t
    1985 FACup Semi Final Replay

    Love that man over much… Hope he is with us for a long long time! A class act!

  6. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    More superstats from Fletch. Robbo was determination personified. He was the original hard drinking hard playing footballer and gave everything in everygame. Delighted he was around long enough to win the league as no-one would have deserved it more. I love his goal celebrations as you can see just how much it meant to him.

  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    SAF comments on Robin van Persie: very good read
    “I said some time ago that I don’t think we appreciated the full use of him but I think that’s happening now…We’re more familiar with the type of player he is and that’s helped us. He’s become really important to us.


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