Van Persie: I cheered for Tottenham against Manchester City

by Tom Parker

Can you believe it? An ex-Arsenal player wanted Spurs to win! We knew the title was one game away.” Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie has admitted he cheered for Tottenham Hotspur when they faced Manchester City last season.

The 29-year-old couldn’t control himself as he knew that United were on the cusp of winning the title.

“I cheered for Spurs against City,” van Persie told Nick Coppack in the print edition of an interview with United Review.

“Can you believe it? An ex-Arsenal player wanted Spurs to win! We knew the title was one game away.”

Moving from Arsenal to United was never going to be a particularly popular move and van Persie was subjected to ludicrous ‘money-grabber’ taunts as well as incurring the wrath of the Gunners faithful when the two sides met in April, where the Dutchman received a guard of honour from his former employers.

And the 29-year-old striker’s recent admission that he cheered on Arsenal’s bitter rivals Spurs is unlikely to enhance his popularity in North London but that is all by the by.

Van Persie’s 26 goals were critical in United regaining their league title in impressive fashion finishing 11 points above rivals Manchester City and a huge 16 ahead of Arsenal.

Despite this, the Gunners may be set to give United a taste of their own medicine if the speculation over Wayne Rooney’s future is to believed.

The forward will have a huge role in the coming season under David Moyes with the goal-scoring burden again likely to rest firmly at van Persie’s feet.

It is hoped he can continue to show the excellent form of last season justifying a substantial £24 million outlay which at the time was questioned.

It proved to be a masterstroke and with a bit of good luck, he’ll continue to let Arsenal know exactly what they’re missing.

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8 comments

Essigreb 07/03/2013 - 20:13

Of course you celebrate something that makes you win

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TT 07/03/2013 - 09:16

“Can you believe it? An ex-Arsenal player wanted Spurs to win! We knew the title was one game away.” — Robin van Persie

We wouldn’t believe it of others, but from ones with the loyalty displayed by van Persie, it’s not hard to imagine.

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alan sexton 07/03/2013 - 08:19

All Spurs Fans in Cabot Roig cheered as we beat City BUT Elated Celibrations when we Won
3-2 at at Old Trafford. Thanks for reminding us RVP lol AVB!! C.O.Y.S !!

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Jesper olsen 07/03/2013 - 07:03

The author represents and epitomises all the disappointing factors regarding the contemporary football fan. It’s obvious that he’s only been to handful of games, and maybe it’s for geographical reasons but why support a club just because they’re successful. He has lots of quality teams to chose from in Birmingham but chooses to follow a team because of a ‘man crush’

I’m a United fan from Chorlton (that’s in Manchester)

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garry rogers 07/03/2013 - 06:57

I did not realise he could think that deeply.

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Riaz 07/03/2013 - 06:18

“Ludicrous money-grabber chants” – remind us just how much this man makes per week.

Then tell me, with a straight face, that he received better service from the likes of Carrick, Anderson, Nani and Rooney than he would have done from the likes of Arteta, Cazorla, Wilshere and Walcott?

His decision may have been vindicated by the title, as we’re repeatedly told, but let’s not pretend it would have been completely out of reach had he stayed loyal to the club who’d paid his bills for 7 – seven – injury-plagued seasons before jumping ship at first opportunity, to what was certainly (from a fan’s perspective) one of the worst possible clubs to join…

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MUFC 07/03/2013 - 17:26

Riaz you name Anderson and Nani who barely played for us last season and Rooney who was in and out of the team and name your possibly (apart from Koscienly) your best 4 players last season. If you are gonna make a point mate at least weigh up your argument before you put it across. #justsayin

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deejay 07/03/2013 - 03:32

old news. regurgitated drivel. things must be desperate up north. i wonder what van persie thinks of that shite hole slum city…

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