Ferguson hails Robin van Persie as complete footballer after Wigan win
Signing in Robin van Persie has been a dream move for Manchester United. The Dutchman scored yet another brace as Sir Alex Ferguson and Co. routed Wigan Athletic by keeping a clean sheet and scoring four goals on New Year’s Eve.
The Old Trafford boss hailed Robin van Persie as “a completely rounded footballer” after his side’s away victory over Wigan Athletic. The 29-year-old Netherlands international, who has already scored 19 goals all competitions, has been pivotal to Manchester United’s success this season.
After scoring his latest brace, Sir Alex Ferguson lauded the former Arsenal ace with tons of praise. The Scotsman also confessed how important Robin van Persie had been to Manchester United’s journey to the top of the Premier League table.
“Robin is a completely rounded footballer, his ability to make and take goals is fantastic,” Sir Alex Ferguson was quoted in the media. “His play for his first goal was absolutely magnificent - his turn, his balance, no drawback, just side-footed it in. It was a really good goal. We knew we were getting a top player, a major player who would make a difference to the team. That's why we went for him.
“I knew he would make the difference because of his maturity. I made the point at the time - he has great international experience, he's played for Arsenal for seven years and he came to us at the very peak of his career, which we are delighted about.”
Since being signed in from Arsenal for £22 million last summer, Robin van Persie has been at the heart of every attack move Manchester United has made. After scoring 37 goals for Arsenal last season, it appears as if the Dutchman will make new records under a Manchester United jersey this season.
“I have to thank the manager, my team-mates and all the staff at United - everyone has been so helpful and made it very easy for me,” Robin van Persie said humbly after victory over Wigan Athletic.
“I do feel I'm surrounded by champions. They know how to win and that makes it really easy for me. It was that way again today. For my second goal, Danny Welbeck could have scored but he passed.”
Manchester United are now scheduled for a trip to Upton Park where they will face a resilient West Ham side before hosting old foes Liverpool at Old Trafford.