Van Persie chasing silverware

Robin van Persie is determined to recapture that winning feeling with Manchester United and end his personal trophy drought.

Last Updated: 01/04/13 at 14:49 Post Comment

Robin van Persie: Desperate to get his hands on a major title

Robin van Persie: Desperate to get his hands on a major title

The Dutchman took the decision to leave Arsenal for Old Trafford last summer after going seven years at the Emirates without a major title.

He felt that a move to United would offer him greater opportunity to compete for silverware, and that decision has been justified.

The Red Devils remain on course for a Premier League and FA Cup double, and Van Persie cannot wait to toast another success.

He said: "Not winning a trophy has caused me a lot of pain.

"With Rio (Ferdinand), I spoke about the length of time I have been without winning a trophy. Rio said he knew how I felt. It took him a similar period before he started winning things.

"He told me it drove him bonkers at times. Then he said: 'Once you've got that first big trophy in your hands, Robin, you get the taste of winning. That is the moment you want to keep winning titles. You want lots more in your career.

"Rio also told me that once I win that first league title, I won't settle for less. Anything less will not be good enough. Rio had to wait a long time in his career and look what he's won since."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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