Van Persie picks out his five most ‘impressive’ Man Utd team-mates

Date published: Tuesday 31st March 2020 12:03

Robin van Persie has named the five most impressive team-mates from during his time at Manchester United.

The ex-Netherlands international controversially left Arsenal for Man Utd in 2012 and helped the Red Devils win the Premier League in his first season.

Van Persie played with lots of brilliant players at Old Trafford but he has picked out five of his former team-mates that “expressed their own nature” the most.

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“It’s hard to answer because most of them were impressive in their own style,” Van Persie told So Foot.

“I think you always have to be yourself, and these players were strong because they expressed their own nature.

“[Nemanja] Vidic was a warrior. He put his head where normally it’s scary to do so. He did anything to win. Ferdinand, he was more ‘elegant’, comfortable with the ball, strong in aerial play, good in long play.”

Van Persie added: “[Ryan] Giggs was the flamboyant player, always giving the impression of being in his comfort zone. Still in great shape at 39! He did yoga and lived football all the time.

“Rooney was impressive in his own style too. The guy was always full on.

“Also Patrice Evra, who always spoke loudly to instil confidence in the team. Today, I know he makes ‘funny’ videos, but please don’t believe that’s all he is, as he is also a super professional and a super-intelligent guy.

“He speaks five languages – even Korean! His physical appearance shows how professional he is. His mind is as strong as his body.”

 

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