Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Van Persie - Kid in a Sweet Shop?

Van Persie - Kid in a Sweet Shop?

Yesterday we complimented Sir Alex Ferguson on the very astute signing of Robin van Persie last summer.

The Dutchman`s scoring exploits have assisted us, no end, in our quest to regain the Premier League title we were robbed of last season as well as trying to secure silverware on other fronts.

Van Persie has, in his last 10 games scored 10 goals but despite this remarkable scoring rate, the Dutchman remains a little self critical remarking in the media this morning,

"It should have been 10 games, 14 or 15 goals. At least four or five I shouldn`t have missed."

"It`s not going really well. It is going well but if you start to believe it`s going well, you`re going down."

"If I look at all those games, I should have done better in most of them because I had more chances than just one chance and one goal."


Is it this self critical streak that sets Van Persie aside from all the other strikers, or is it the will to succeed that has Robin reflecting on what might have been?

Either way, United supporters are looking forward to seeing just how many goals Van Persie will score this season as we chase silverware on several fronts.

Continuing on the theme of silverware, we come around to Arsenal, a side that hasn`t won any for eight years, and why, last summer, Van Persie chose to leave North London for a new start.

Speaking about the move, Van Persie explained to the media,

"Arsenal are a great club but after eight years sometimes you feel that you need a new challenge."

"If you look at the last couple of months it explains it all. I`m seeing things again that I didn`t see for a long time."

"For the moment we`re in a great position. We are ahead on points, goal difference is in our favour. All these guys here know how to win and become champions."

"When I first came to Arsenal years ago, I saw things from Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry I`d never seen before."

"Now I`m seeing these things again and that makes me really happy. It`s like a kid in a sweet shop."


A kid in a sweet shop who has and is hoping to continue too fill his boots!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday January 22 2013
Time: 4:56PM

Comments

0
As respectful as you like about honest but also very honest and damning of the way the team are going. Think he's right to be self-critical, if he wasn't he wouldn't be the player he is today and again he's not wrong, his getting goals but with the service his had he should have a lot more.
TheFamousNo7
22/01/2013 19:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Linked with Celtic Full-Back

Reports filtering through suggest that Manchester United are looking at procuring the services of a young left-back.

United Linked with La Liga Winger

Rumours continue to appear linking Manchester United with the acquisition of some fresh talent this summer.

United Set to Raid Spurs for Dier

As Mourinho looks to improve the squad for next season.

Shaw Dropping Down the England Pecking Order

Due to first team inactivity at Old Trafford.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Middlesbrough (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea10%
Bailly1%
Smalling0%
Jones0%
Young1%
Carrick1%
Fellaini3%
Valencia54%
Mata2%
Rashford3%
Lingard21%
Rojo3%
Martial1%
Darmian0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Aloffy1
The Vital Football Members League