Robin Van Persie has informed Sir Alex Ferguson that he wants to play every single game for United for the rest of the season.
Many expect that the Dutchman will be given the night off when United face Reading in the FA Cup on Monday night. But Van Persie believes that it actually helps him to play two games every week.
“I have found out that when you play for Manchester United every game is a big game,
“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.
“Personally, I love to play 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.
“I want to play against Reading. I want to keep going, playing all of the games. 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.
“You get more out of it when there is a thin line between winning and losing. 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.”
You would of expected Robin van Persie to be rested on Monday night against Reading, but as you can tell from the quotes above, he does not want the rest.