Robin van Persie claims he is craving for more silverware. The Dutch striker, who tasted success with Manchester United in his debut season at the club, has backed his team to fight for more triumphs next season.
The former Arsenal player, Robin van Persie was the cornerstone behind Manchester United’s title campaign. Only 12 months after leaving the Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford, Robin van Persie believes his side will have to improve to best their opponents next season.
Robin van Persie’s fate at Arsenal kept him away from major trophies for more than seven years, before the Netherlands international finally decided to move away from the Gunners. Now, Robin van Persie’s heart aches for more glory.
“I want more now,” Robin van Persie told Sky Sports. “I want more medals now because I now know how it feels. It gives you the taste for more. Hopefully next year we can win the double, or even more.
“It will be a new era and I am looking forward to it. It is part of our job. We have to deal with a new situation. That is how it is. First we can enjoy what we have achieved this year. Then you start to think about next season and, of course, we are looking forward to it.
“We have a new manager - maybe new players coming in. Wilfried Zaha is coming from Crystal Palace and there may be more, there may be some leaving, no-one knows. It is a challenge and everybody knows what our standard is. We want to win the league again and then, hopefully, add one or two trophies to that.”
The 29-year-old made an undeniable impact in Sir Alex Ferguson’s campaign last season. With Wayne Rooney walking away from Manchester United, Robin van Persie will have the sole responsibility of leading Manchester United’s attack. Moreover, since Robin van Persie is considered to be the catalyst of success the Dutchman will be under-pressure of performing at the highest levels next season.
“It has made such an impact on me that I couldn't see coming before I signed,” Robin van Persie said. “He made it even more special than I thought it would be. Not only by his skills as a manager but by the way he is as a person, the way he works with his players and the honesty and the winning mentality. The word winning came along so many times in his meetings.
“It has only been a year but it has been a year of incredible impact on me which has meant so much. I am proud to have been able to work with him. I always thought he was a winner. If you are a winner and want to achieve things you sometimes have to be direct and tell the truth where it is needed but that is the way to win and so I wasn't surprised about him.
“But when you see him from an outside point of view you maybe see 20 per cent of Sir Alex. You see him on the touchline. You see him shouting at the referee, you see him wanting to win.”