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Van Persie praises Ferguson

After lifting the Premier League crown, Robin van Persie claimed it was a "massive honour" to play for Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Sir Alex Ferguson and Robin van Persie share an embrace

Sir Alex Ferguson and Robin van Persie share an embrace

Manchester United beat Swansea 2-1 at Old Trafford in Ferguson's final game in front of the club's own fans with Rio Ferdinand scoring late to ensure the title was lifted on a high.

Reflecting on his first Premier League win, Van Persie could not hide his delight to be involved in the occasion.

"It is amazing. Only in my wildest dreams could I have imagined it would be like this," Van Persie told Sky Sports.

"It is just a dream come true. We have got some fantastic players so hopefully we will win even more."

Asked about Ferguson's decision to retire, Van Persie added: "It was a really sad day. Everyone understands it and is very thankful to him.

"From my point of view, I think it is a massive honour to have worked with him for one year.

"Even though it was only one year and I haven't worked with him a lot, it has been an unbelievable year and he's made such an impact.

"He's a great manager and an even greater person. The way he is and the way he works with players, he deserves all the credit because he has been amazing."

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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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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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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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