Tuesday, 5th March, 2013
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that the Red Devils are benefiting from Robin van Persie’s hunger to win silverware.
Van Persie joined Manchester United last summer after refusing to sign a new contract at Arsenal, with winning trophies on his mind.
Despite signing for Arsenal in 2004, the prolific Dutchman picked up just the FA Cup in 2005 and FA Community Shield in 2004 in his time at the Gunners. And Ferguson thinks the years of no trophies and winners medals have filled Van Persie with a genuine hunger to win, which he is on the verge of satisfying at Old Trafford.
"With Robin van Persie on board we”ll get back to the big trophies this season", Ferguson told Dutch daily De Telegraaf.
"Robin is one of the most experienced players. Along with [Shinji] Kagawa and [Ashley] Young he’s got no domestic title to his name.
"Now that he is here there is a very big chance that he’ll get that. He is radiating an enormous hunger to win trophies.
"This is only good for the team."
Van Persie looks certain to hoover up the Premier League title this season, with Manchester United 12 points clear at the top of the table.
Ferguson’s men are also into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, while they have the chance to reach the same stage of the Champions League this evening if they can put Real Madrid to the sword at Old Trafford.
Arsenal by contrast exited the League Cup and FA Cup in the early rounds against lower league opposition, are 24 points behind Manchester United in the Premier League and 3-1 down in their own Champions League tie against Bayern Munich, with the return in Germany to come.
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