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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Manchester United FC updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Robert Lewandowski’s agent has claimed the Bayern Munich striker wants to leave after spending four years with the club. Money or a specific club are not the motivation for Robert wanting to move as almost every top club would like to have the best striker in the world in their ranks. However, two former United managers considered an approach for the prolific Pole. United finalising Fred transfer Ferguson watched Lewandowski in person at the German cup final when he scored a hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund’s rout of Bayern. The Scot was mulling over whether to sign Lewandowski or Robin van Persie and plumped for the latter. In , Ferguson seemed to be weighing up a move for Lewandowski as he approached the final year of his Dortmund contract. Ferguson was convinced Dortmund would resist selling Lewandowski to Bayern following the outcry over Mario Gotze’s pre-contract agreement with the Bavarians. Ferguson over David Gill’s shoulder keeps his eye on Lewandowski at the Champions League final “Bayern Munich are strong with that too,” Ferguson initially said when asked about Lewandowski in April Then it may be different.

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Former Arsenal, Manchester United and Netherlands forward Robin van Persie says he will retire from football at the end of the season. The year-old – who returned to Feyenoord, where he made.

Follow It is just two years since Robin van Persie strolled through a guard of honour at the Emirates Stadium, begrudgingly applauded onto the pitch by his former Arsenal team-mates having inspired Manchester United to the Premier League title. The Dutch forward had hit the jackpot. Yet on Sunday, when Van Persie faces his former club again, there will be no guard of honour and, quite possibly, not even a place in the team even with Wayne Rooney absent.

From that moment in , Van Persie has developed into an enigma who cannot even convince an apparent kindred spirit in Louis van Gaal of his worth to United. There have been suggestions of a rift between Louis van Gaal and Robin van Persie Van Persie has told friends he is happy in Manchester, where his children are settled in school in the area, and has no desire to pursue a move away from the club this summer.

But with a year remaining on his contract, he is facing a new reality at United and may only survive to see out that contract by default, with Radamel Falcao failing to earn a permanent move following a loan from Monaco and the cost of keeping Van Persie likely to prove more prudent than replacing him. Turkish football has become a well-remunerated destination for fading superstars – Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba have both benefited from huge financial rewards at Galatasaray – but the likelihood is that United will stick with Van Persie for one more year in the hope that he can rediscover the form of his first season.

The sad truth, however, is that his career appears to have peaked back in , his final year at Arsenal, when 30 goals in 38 appearances prompted his move to United. Robin van Persie’s diminishing returns Interactive: He also delivered crosses and corners. The contrast to this season is stark – Van Persie has made 26 league appearances for United, scoring 10 goals.

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Robin van Persie scores in Dutch Cup final interrupted by flares and fireworks

Early career[ edit ] Born in Oss , North Brabant , [1] Van Nistelrooy started his professional career in with Dutch second division side Den Bosch , where he was converted from a central midfielder to centre forward after playing part-time for Nooit Gedacht and Margriet. He scored 31 goals in 34 matches, the highest season total in the Eredivisie and second-highest in Europe overall, in addition to scoring all three of PSV’s goals in a Champions League match against HJK Helsinki on 25 November Van Nistelrooy capped off the year by winning the Dutch Player of the Year award.

The following season , he won his second Eredivisie scoring title with 29 goals.

The start. Even by Turkish standards, Van Persie’s arrival in Istanbul was a spectacular affair. Thousands of fans lit flares and mobbed the Dutchman after he touched down at Sabhia Gokcen airport.

An A-Z of 80 years of promoting youth October 30, Today marks the 80th anniversary of Manchester United having an academy graduate in every single match day squad. For context, the club with next longest run is Everton with over 1, consecutive games over a period of 21 years. In other words, United — City 0. Unlike many teams in the league, United are in a position to buy all their first team squad players, yet instead of doing that, they always include academy graduates.

Today is a day for the recognition we deserve. He had been called in to replace an injured Stewart Houston ahead of the day at Wembley and after the game offered his medal up to the man he replaced, although this gesture was turned down. Albiston went on to win a further two more FA Cups and made appearances for the club, which puts him 11th in the all-time appearance rankings, ahead of the likes of George Best, Mark Hughes, Bryan Robson and Roy Keane.

In an era favouring more marauding, attacking full backs, Phil has shown adaptability and altered his game accordingly. David Beckham — AdamMcKola As well known for his life off the pitch as he was on it, people forget just how good he actually was.

Robin van Persie to retire at end of season

He grew up in the Kralingen area of east Rotterdam, beginning his football career at Dutch side Excelsior as a youth player. In he was signed by Feyenoord, where he made a name for himself as a talented young striker. In , he was called up to the Netherlands national squad, with whom he has scored 7 goals in 23 matches. He is currently contracted with Arsenal until

Watch video · Van Persie, 32, was Van Gaal’s captain at last summer’s World Cup when the Netherlands finished third and he scored one of the goals of the tournament.

After losing the first group match against the Soviet Union 1—0 , the Netherlands qualified for the semi-final by defeating England 3—1 with a hat-trick by the tournament’s top scorer Marco van Basten , and the Republic of Ireland 1—0. For many Dutch football supporters, the most important match in the tournament was the semi-final against West Germany, the host country, considered a revenge for the lost World Cup final also in West Germany.

Van Basten scored in the 89th minute to sink the German side. This was the national team’s first major tournament win, and it restored them to the forefront of international football for the next three years after almost a decade in the wilderness. Despite high expectations as the team entered the World Cup in Italy, the tournament was not a success, as strife within the squad and managerial instability Thijs Libregts took over from Michels only to be fired shortly after the team qualified, and was replaced by Leo Beenhakker for the finals ultimately tore the team apart.

Van Basten failed to score, as he was in poor form and tightly marked by opposing defenders, while Gullit was ineffective having not fully recovered from injury. The Dutch managed to advance despite drawing all three group games, meeting their arch-rivals West Germany in the round of

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This is a print version of story Warm-up match – Van Persie mass shooting 3 assists by sdgrtryre from xHamster. The first half, Ryan Giggs and Welbeck has scored assists Lingard. The second half, Australian super star pulled one back, but Lingard, Welbeck both scored twice to expand the score. Substitute Robin van Persie finally scored a goal.

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When the Second World War ended last century, Europe’s leaders decided to work together to resolve their problems. They wanted to put an end to fighting once and for all, so that people could rebuild their lives and create new and better ways to support themselves and trade with each other.

Every day, hundreds of motorists drive right by a big clue to the past of the Castle Bromwich area of Birmingham. Spitfire Island is named after its metal plane sculpture that recalls the days when the aerodrome housed the largest Spitfire factory in the UK, producing up to planes a month. When production ended at Castle Bromwich in June , a total of 12, Spitfires had been built – more than half of the 20, ever produced.

Our latest set of aerial shots looks back at Castle Vale, Castle Bromwich and Bromford in previous decades, showing many of these long-vanished landmarks before they gave way to modern development – and the vast expanse of green fields that once surrounded them. View gallery Among the landmarks of yesteryear was Castle Bromwich Aerodrome, initially a privately-owned business on former playing fields. It was requisitioned to train pilots in the First World War and, later, during the Second World War, a factory was built there making Spitfire fighter planes.

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Now that Vidic has played his last game for Manchester United, and with Evra looking like he has done so too, the Red Devils are in need of a new permanent captain. There has been quite a delay in United announcing the manager. It is said to be one of the worst kept secrets in football but Kamperman insists there is nothing to fear about such delays. It might take a couple of hours or a couple of days but it will be a done deal.

Van Persie stated how happy he was to return to the national team setup after an month absence. He said, ”I am delighted to be involved with the national team again and also grateful for the chance.

It may seem peculiar, in a series highlighting greatest individual seasons , to nominate a title-winning Manchester United player. Van Persie was 29 by the time he signed for United. Fifteen trophy-filled seasons later, another raid on north London was prompted by a very different war footing: Manchester City had won the league.

When they wooed Van Persie, whose feet were growing itchy in an underachieving Arsenal team, Fergie flew into action. Fergie paid less than half of that for the man who would win him his final title. By the time Van Persie emerged from the bench, Marouane Fellaini had already scored the winner. More crucially, second-half sub Wayne Rooney suffered a gashed leg which would rule him out for a month. By the time the Scouser returned, the new boy was on five goals in three starts.

Robin van Persie to retire at end of season

Get Manchester United FC updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Mason Greenwood marked his first appearance for Manchester Untied’s under s with a goal against Wolves. United’s second-string suffered their first defeat of the season and were knocked off top spot in the second division of Premier League 2 by an impressive Wolves outfit, but Greenwood’s strike was the talking point at Molineux.

A Roshaun Williams own-goal handed the hosts a first-half lead before Greenwood levelled the scores five minutes after the break with a cooly-taken finish. Wolves’ Niall Ennis confirmed United’s first league defeat on 79 minutes, though United’s bench were left furious with what they saw as a foul in the build up. But the dropped points were secondary to Greenwood’s goal for United fans on Twitter. The year-old, who has scored 15 goals in 12 games this season, looked right at home playing above his age group and slotted home Angel Gomes’ through ball with a level of composure that belied his age.

Robin van Persie is leaving Manchester United because of a breakdown in his relationship with Louis van Gaal, according to the Mirror.

Club career Feyenoord Van Persie joined Dutch side SBV Excelsior ‘s youth squad at the age of 14 years, but left at the age of 15, due to the relationship with the coach and his mother, and thus signed for Feyenoord. He signed a professional three-and-a-half year contract with Feyenoord in the following season, and scored five goals in a 6—1 Amstel Cup thrashing of AGOVV on 6 February However, clashes with manager Bert van Marwijk saw Van Persie demoted to the reserve squad, and an irate van Marwijk told reporters, “His behaviour made it impossible for him to remain in the squad any longer so he will join the reserve side for the time being.

That’s not to say I don’t appreciate its beauty. When I watch the sea in somewhere like Sardinia, I see the beauty in that. It’s hard to explain in words, hard to put my finger on it. But I think football is where my creativity comes out. Robin van Persie [7] Feyenoord unsuccessfully attempted to extend Van Persie’s contract during the off-season, and his deteriorating relationship with van Marwijk led to his spending most of the —04 season on the bench. He again played 28 matches, but finished with two fewer goals than the previous season.

Feyenoord shopped him at the end of the campaign but found few takers due to Van Persie’s past disciplinary issues. During the January transfer window, the Eredivisie club opened negotiations with Arsenal , who were seeking a long-term replacement for aging veteran Dennis Bergkamp , but both parties could not agree to terms. Van Persie made his debut and won a trophy in the process, as he came on as a substitute in the 3—1 FA Community Shield victory over Manchester United on 8 August Van Persie spent most of his time on the bench during earlier parts of the —05 season , and made his competitive debut on 27 October by scoring Arsenal’s opening goal in a 2—1 League Cup win over Manchester City.

It was the goal of a lifetime.

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Robin van Persie admits his form has been poor this season and says he does not know if Manchester United will keep him after his contract ends in 18 months. Van Persie’s close relationship with Louis van Gaal was tested to the limit in the first half of the campaign and the United manager considered dropping him after a “very bad game” against Arsenal in November, reports dailymail. The Dutch striker’s form has improved since but he has scored only eight goals and missed one of the few chances United created in Friday’s goalless draw at Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round.

Van Persie, who fired United to the title with 26 Premier League goals after moving to Old Trafford for 24 million pounds in , admits he can do much better and revealed that he is constantly questioning his contribution to the team. I want to score more. I will do everything, every day in training and during the games, I will keep doing what I have been doing for the last 10 years to make those goals.

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June in Salvador, Brazil.

Vijievan Jeevathayalan 30 Oct The Premier League has been blessed with some of the most devastating striking tandems since its formation in Whilst traditional two-striker formations are slowly fading away among the Premier League’s elite, there have been some very prolific partnerships over the years. Below is a look at some of the very best striking duos to have dominated the Premier League. Being prolific in English football’s second tier is something, but to translate that kind of form and efficiency in front of goal against the very best is incredibly difficult.

However, Phillips and Quinn formed arguably one of the most surprisingly impressive strike partnerships in Premier League history. The old school ‘little and large’ partnership where Quinn would win headers and act as a target man with Phillips feeding off him, proved very successful for Sunderland in their return to the top flight. So much so that Phillips ended up with 30 goals to his name and in the process became the first and only Englishman to this day to have won the European Golden Boot.

Highest Combined League Goals: Shearer went on to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer for the third successive season with 25 goals and added another PFA Player of the Year award to his collection. Though the strikers were only together for one season, they were both near the peak of their powers and combined explosively to score a staggering 49 times in the league together. They were electric with the ball and devastating on the break, and with a great supporting cast behind them, both Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez affectionately known as ‘SAS’ , were lethal in front of goal.

Whilst not necessarily the most obvious of strike ‘partnerships’ due to their own individuality, the two accounted for 52 league goals that year and were the scorers of some of the most audacious Premier League goals in history. With the traditional two-man strike force at this point slowly fading out, it was refreshing to see both Sturridge and Suarez succeed in playing as two out-and-out strikers.

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