Van Persie: There was some luck but I knew what I was doing

by Sam Peoples

Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t usually a big fan of the international break but he will certainly be smiling at how it has gone for a certain Dutchman.

Robin van Persie might have been without a goal in six games in the Premier League but he scored three times and got three assists in two games for Holland.

Last night, he scored a fantastic header against Romania and followed it up with a cool penalty to show that he is ready to score again in the Premier League.

Speaking with Dutch media outlet after the game, van Persie admitted that there was “some luck” with the goal but that it was planned. He said: “It was quite a hard cross from Arjen, I had to be careful.

“There was some luck but I knew what I was doing. I would also say that if the ball hadn’t of gone in.”

And van Persie also went on to compare the playing styles of Holland and Manchester United saying that Rooney and van der Vaart operate the ’10’ role that compliments his game so well.

“I play in Holland a bit like my club Manchester United. Sometimes I have some players in my back pocket but there is also a ’10’ next to me.

“At United, that is Wayne Rooney. Here now, Rafael van der Vaart. This game suits me. But if I’m always sure of my place in the team? I’m not.”

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