Eobin Van Persie may be a legend that will be remembered forever by Arsenal fans, not about his achievements, but about his decision to move to rival clubs, Manchester United.
The Dutch legend is indeed a former Arsenal player, he used to be a public idol for Emirates Stadium. During his defense of the North London Club in the period 2004 to 2012, he scored 96 goals in 194 English Premier League matches.
In the 2011/12 season, Van Persie was even believed to be the captain of the first team, replacing Fabregas who moved to Barcelona. However, ahead of the 2012/2013 season, there was a surprise by the striker.
At that time, Van Persie had the remaining contract for one more year with Arsenal, while a new contract agreement was never reached. Obviously this situation is trying to be used by a number of European giants. Reportedly, Juventus come down after the tall striker.
However, instead of joining a non-English club, RVP decided to move closer to one of Arsenal’s rival clubs, Manchester United. The decision that certainly makes the Arsenal fans heartbroken, and make Van Persie is now included in the list of players they hate.
Tells about the controversial decision, the former Fenerbahce player claimed to have moved because he saw the figure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Ferguson made a difference for me in determining my choice to move to Manchester United,”
“Because of Ferguson’s way of training, because of the stories I heard about him, also because of the presence of the players in their squad.” said Van Persie as reported by the Daily Mirror.
But besides that, the legend admitted that the title was also the reason behind his move to old Trafford. He believes with the squad at Manchester United, the title is a guarantee, especially there is the figure of Sir Alex Ferguson in the manager’s chair.
“I really want to win and when I see a MU team that contains Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, they are all winners. They won all the titles, “he continued.
Van Persie won the first Premier League title in his debut season with Manchester United. He survived for 3 years at the club with a score of 105 appearances and 58 goals in all competitions.