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Van Persie: I Go In To Work Every Day Whistling

Since signing for Manchester United, Robin van Persie hasn’t been able to stop talking about how happy he is at the club.

“I go into work every day whistling,” he said. “From the first day, they have made me feel welcome, the boys made me feel right at home. I feel better and fitter. In the last week, I played Wednesday and Saturday. In those games I played with ease.”

We’re top of the league, he gets on well with his new team mates, he plays for the best manager in the world, but Van Persie has singled out coach Rene Meulensteen for praise.

“The way he trains is exceptional,” he added. “He is truly one of the best coaches in the world. I have had a lot of good trainers, but it’s the way he prepares our team for games. Every match is different, so every training session in the build-up to games is unique. We know exactly what to expect and he wins points for us through his training. We’ve won a lot of games by the odd goal and they are point winners, which we train for. For instance, against Chelsea I scored after a low cross from Antonio Valencia on the right. It might seem a fluke but the whole week before the game was spent working on that move. Another example is my goal against Wigan, when I cut the ball inside and shot with my right foot. Again this situation, we trained on. Training is really good. It’s a very pleasant environment to work in.”

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58 Comments

  1. King Eric says:

    JC – Not particularly no BUT I also didn’t like seeing Nani cry at fucking Anfield either.

  2. Warwick says:

    I just love im and still can’t believe he’s playing for us!

  3. JC says:

    HAH, agreed the crying was a bit over the top but that was still a nasty challenge.

  4. Anthony says:

    never heard so much drivel regarding Wilshere. The lad has talent admittedly but come on he has not done anything yet. Same with the pundits I heard the guy commentating on the Arsenal Bradford game saying how Wilshere was the driving force behind arsenal that evening. As far as i remember Arsenal got beat. Anyway rant over.

  5. Pazzer says:

    I have to say Wilshire is quality. But so’s Cleverley. An for the first time in a while, I’ve seen 2 English players who actually want the ball every time it’s near them, and are comfortable on the ball. Wilshire and Clevs never shy away from having the ball. An it was refreshing. But I saw some article on the Sun website that talked about some bullshit saying Cleverley was average. Biggest load of shit I’ve heard.

  6. g-man says:

    I love this blog – it’s the only Man U one I follow. But surely we could cut down on the repetitive stories. How many times do we need to read the he is happy at United?

  7. Stam says:

    Gary Neville : “Jack is the best U23 player in the planet and a part from rooney he is at the top of players in the UK no doubt he is a head of the calender. You dont simply win the man of the match in a game that involves rooney, gaucho, neymar , lampard and gerrard. Dont compare him to tom . Tom(Cleverley)has time to develop to that mould of Jack.”

    Guys,its our very own Gary.He does talk sense.

  8. Red4ever says:

    Gary should shut his fucking mouth first criticising da gea and now saying tom to mould in like jack-ass who does he support shitty if he dosent stop saying that our players are average than fergie is going to slap him sillyy ,,,,ridicules this guy is united legend talking shit about our players maybe he should try schmicle some day he will show him his place fuccking idiot

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