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Van Persie: No doubts United are the right club for me

After deciding that he wanted to leave Arsenal, Robin van Persie had a choice between signing for Manchester United or Manchester City. It is likely he would have won the league at whichever club he chose. Thankfully the little boy inside him was screaming for him to join United and he won the league with us. Speaking to the official site, Van Persie has claimed he never had any doubts that United were the right club for him.

“I wouldn’t have moved if I’d had doubts,” he said. “Instead, from day one I was almost certain we’d win trophies – not in a couple of years but this year. I saw the players training, I saw the way they behaved, the way they lived, their mentality, the way the staff worked, the way the manager and the staff acted… When all those elements combine you end up with a team of champions. It also helps when you have so many players who know how to win. After Manchester City lost at Tottenham I noticed a real focus in the squad. Suddenly the Villa game was like a final: win the match and you get a trophy. I could see in everybody’s faces how determined they were.”

With just two/three games remaining, Van Persie has scored more goals than any other player. He is 2 goals clear of Luis Suarez, who will miss the rest of the season through suspension, and 5 clear of Gareth Bale. Van Persie would like to win it but that the league title was definitely his priority.

“It would be nice, but the main thing for me was to win the league,” he said. “Even if I’d have scored half the number of goals and we’d won the league I’d still have been happy. The Golden Boot would be like a bonus. In a way it’s not an honest award – even if you end up with the most goals in a season, those goals are the team’s goals and many will have been made possible by other players. They should make a Golden Boot for the whole team.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. markynorbs says:

    ” They should make a golden boot for the whole team. ”
    Class! #20

  2. wayne says:

    This lad is the King of PR has he said one wrong word since signing

  3. ak47 says:

    fucking beautiful words

  4. Ravi says:

    Every time I see him say things like this, I crack a little smile, knowing that Arsenal and City fans are gnashing their teeth at having let him slip through their grubby little fingers.

  5. Jigpig says:

    He really is too good to be true…you have to ask yourselves WTF were Arsenal doing when they let him go, he comes across as an absolute gem who fits perectly into our crown, it really is a match made in football heaven.

  6. Evans_KickingSkills says:


  7. Redblood says:

    Class…Pure Class. I can just imagine what Arsenal and Citeh Fans are thinking


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