Why Robin Van Persie is perfect for Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

I hope that none of you came to this article expecting me to talk about how wonderful United could be if we poached Robin Van Persie from our historic rivals Arsenal – far from it. @BeardedGenius has, in rather succinct English, written my precise thoughts on the potential move of Robin Van Persie to United in what I consider the best piece of journalism this year.


Sure, he had a fantastic season at Arsenal last year but it was only the second time in six seasons that he has managed to fob off serious injury but my main concern is that it is far from what we need at United.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that we haven’t even glossed over our glaring midfield issues. Nick Powell will be converted into a central midfielder, his natural position, but that is a work in progress. Our thoughts are all with Darren Fletcher but he is far from ready to return. Anderson, well, who knows – maybe it is his season, all we can do is pray and Cleverley still represents the greatest immediate hope from within the squad. I just hope that Sir Alex isn’t blinded by the fact that Paul Scholes is still part of the squad as, despite his innate quality, he hasn’t got the legs for a whole season anymore.

Danny Welbeck blossomed last year in his first full season as a Manchester United player – why would we stop his progression? Shinji Kagawa will give Chicharito copious opportunities to run behind the last defender – why would we stifle that?

In conclusion, City can have him. We don’t need a striker, let alone one that would cost upwards of £20 million and inevitably get injured more than Michael Owen.

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Paul King 07/20/2012 - 01:59

Great article. I thought I’d see a write-up where RVP will be hyped ahead of the strikers we already have. Well spot on, fella!

Harry 07/19/2012 - 21:37

Utd are looking to play 4-2-3-1, sir alex probably doesn’t feel we need to spend 20m on a midfield player when we have scholes, carrick, Anderson and cleverly. The 2 midfielders do not need to be box box players so we probably have have enough in this department. City have Barry and de Jong in this position and you can’t tell me they are quality. I think ferguson wants to improve the 4 up top, i.e moura or rvp.

Kurt 07/19/2012 - 21:20

You lot are retarded brain dead morons.love reading your childish comments.ha ha

Asrujit 07/19/2012 - 20:13

I hate to say this, but not buying RVP looks to be a better option at the moment. The main problem lies in the midfield, and not the forward position!! Buying a good CDM will be a better investment. We should never forget how injury prone RVP is, also with one eye on the future, he doesn’t fit the bill.

mattywilko07 07/19/2012 - 20:00

What a load of bollocks mate, the season is a long one, we could rotate with all these players it would be perfect for the reds 😉

samp 07/19/2012 - 19:37

I never compared either of them. Merely stated that RVP’s injury record is on par/worse than Owen’s.

gabriel molefe 07/19/2012 - 19:35

Are you seriously comparing Owen with RVP. I believe the reason Owen was bought is because he was a free agent. If RVP was I believe we would be the first team to buy him.


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