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Robin van Persie: Sir Alex Ferguson has had a huge impact on me

Robin van Persie has explained how Sir Alex Ferguson has had a huge impact on him and his career with Manchester United.

Van Persie has spoken out regarding feeling like he is on a cloud after winning the Premier League with his new club, and hails Sir Alex Ferguson as a fantastic manager as we go into his final game managing the club.

Robin has scored 25 Premier League goals leading Manchester United to their 20th league title.

On Wednesday night at Old Trafford,Robin van Persie won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards, but was quick to reflect the the awards are for the team.

Speaking with MUTV, he said:

“It is nice but it is not the main thing, which is winning titles with the team and the club

“This title makes me happy, it did make me happy, but I want more now because we have a great team and the mentality is unbelievable. We can all play football, we work hard for each other and I believe there is more in the locker.

“But it feels unbelievable. It is just a happy feeling in your belly, it’s like you are on a cloud almost every day. There are moments, like when you are in your car driving and listening to music, when the happy feeling comes along and you think, ‘yes we are champions, we did it’.”

Today, is Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game as manager at Manchester United, van Persie has stated how much of an impression he has had since he joined.

He added:

“It is a mixed feeling because he brought me here, although it has only been one year, it has been a year that has made a huge, unbelievable impact on me because of the way he is, the way he works and the person he is.

“We know him better than some other people. He looks after us like his own kids, he always protects us, he is very helpful, he’s positive and his meetings are incredible. It is just a joy to listen to his words and the things he says are always spot on.

“Last week, when he announced his retirement, it was a very sad day but it has been a brilliant year. That is what I like to think about and I like to remember him as a great person and an unbelievable manager.”


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By RedManc

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2 replies on “Robin van Persie: Sir Alex Ferguson has had a huge impact on me”

I think our new manager david moyes should come with marouani fellaini to solve our midfield problems

I think our new manager david moyes should come with marouani fellaini to solve our midfield problems.we also need a world class winger who can help robin score more goals possibly nicolas gaitan

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