Robin van Persie has won Manchester United’s Player of the Year award as voted for by the fans after an impressive first season for the reds.
Van Persie, who so far this season has scored 25 goals for Manchester United, topped the fans poll with 45.1% of the votes, Michael Carrick came second with 29% and David De Gea third place with 11.5%.
There must be no doubt in his mind now that choosing Manchester United over Manchester City and listening to the little boy inside, was his best choice he has ever made in football.
Speaking at the Player of the Year Awards, van Persie said:
“I have to be fair – it’s beyond expectations, it made such an impact on me from day one, being involved with all the guys. The way they welcomed me made such an impact and, of course, to be able to work with Sir Alex and Mike [Phelan] and all the staff is more than a pleasure.
“I have to say that winning a trophy is fantastic. It’s great but the road to the whole trophy is maybe even nicer. Being together every day and working on details, getting better step-by-step, beating opponents and then the best feeling of all that is the result and the trophy.
“This whole year has been incredible. I have to thank all the boys, the staff and the fans, who since day one, have been unbelievable. It’s been an honour. It’s made such a big impact on me and I’m still thrilled about what’s happened in the last 10 months or so. Hopefully, we can do even better, crack on and win even more trophies.”