RVP begs Ferguson not to bench him in any more matches
The Flying Dutchman switched from Arsenal to Manchester United last summer, but the change of team unaffected his form. If anything it actually made him even better. Robin van Persie is currently the top goal scorer in the Premier League and is pleading his manager Sir Alex Ferguson not to rest him for any of the remaining games in the season.
Robin van Persie has announced he would “love to play” in every single game for Manchester United. The striker is the first-choice in Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, yet the Scotsman has benched him a couple of times for unknown reasons.
The 29-year-old Netherlands international hopes Sir Alex Ferguson will feature him in the first-team for the FA Cup fifth round clash against Premier League minnow Reading, although Manchester United are facing a busy schedule in the next couple of weeks. The matches include Real Madrid’s visit to Old Trafford for the second leg of the Champions League’s Round of 16 qualifications and a local derby with second-placed Premier League defending champions Manchester City.
“I have found out that when you play for Manchester United, every game is a big game,” Robin van Persie said. “There are some extra-special matches - like when you play City or Liverpool in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League - but the so-called smaller games are important also because winning those games makes you champions.
“I want to play against Reading. I want to keep going, playing all of the games. You get into a rhythm. I get used to having a game every three days and when you don't play for a week, it can take maybe 10 or 15 minutes to get your rhythm back.
“Personally, I love to play all of the games.”
Robin van Persie claims he would never ask for rest at Manchester United as he was addicted to playing under the red jersey of the great English club.
“I love the intensity of playing for United. It is great to be involved in huge games when you don't know what is going to happen,” Robin van Persie continued. “I love the buzz, the drama, the excitement. I live for that. I can't imagine the day when I have to stop playing. I know I will miss the buzz so much.”