Sir Bobby Charlton: You can’t possibly see Robin van Persie not scoring goals

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United’s all time record goalscorer Sir Bobby Charlton has heaped praise on new signing Robin van Persie for his fantastic start to his career at Old Trafford.

Speaking to United Review,he said: “We’re very happy to have Robin van Persie here. You can’t possibly see him not scoring goals for us.

“It’s just paradise for any team’s supporters when they’ve got someone who can potentially score from nothing. He’s got this skill and if his team are playing well then he will score the goals. Sir Bobby Charlton

“He’ll do his chasing, he’s good in the air and he doesn’t think about it. When the goal is there, he doesn’t look up – take his goal against Fulham for example.

“The chance came to him and he just helped it on its way. Robin is a great goalscorer; that’s why Sir Alex [Ferguson] likes him.

Having scored four goals in just two starts so far, he has started off with a bang. If anybody knows what it takes to score for Manchester United then it is Sir Bobby Charlton who netted 249 times in 758 appearances for the club.

He continued: “He obviously thought highly of us as he could have been at other places but he’s liked Sir Alex’s approach.

“We’ve done quite well against Arsenal over the last few years, so maybe that’s helped him make his decision to come here.”

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