RVP happy with double in his debut season at Manchester United
Robin van Persie has been Manchester United’s savior more than just a couple of times this season. The Dutchman just recently revealed that his main objective at Manchester United was to win a treble in his debut season, but since the Red Devils have been kicked out of the Champions League, winning a brace would bring satisfaction as well.
The 29-year-old Netherlands international will play against his former club Arsenal next month. Robin van Persie, who moved to Manchester United from Arsenal last summer in a £25 million transfer deal, has adjusted well to life at Old Trafford. Robin van Persie has netted 19 times in 26 Premier League appearances this season.
Manchester United are on the verge of sealing their Premier League title. A win over Manchester City on April 8 or against Arsenal on April 28 would see the Red Devils acquire their 20th Premier League trophy.
“My goal was to win the treble,” Robin van Persie was quoted by the Daily Mirror. “I wanted the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup.
“Now we only have the double and, yes, I think we could win the title at Arsenal or even against Manchester City. But I really don't care where we win it. I just want to grab that league title.”
Robin van Persie, who was targeted by Manchester United when he used to play in the Eredivisie, claims he can now appreciate that he plays in of the biggest clubs in England.
“Sir Alex Ferguson once sent a scout over to Holland to watch me when I was a young player and Feyenoord,” Robin van Persie continued. “But I was sent off that afternoon and the scout went back to England with that in his report.
“Sir Alex mentioned that to me when I arrived at United. He felt I was not yet ready for a move to a big English club all those years ago - and he was right. I said to the boss 'you were right then, but I am ready now'.”