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Manchester United

Rival managers explain why they sell us top players

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Nemanja Matic has made a great start to life at Manchester United. Chelsea fans must be wondering why on earth their club sanctioned the transfer, given how much the Serbian has clearly improved United's performances this season.

However, he isn't the first player to join us from a rival club.

Tuesday Kickoff: Dortmund hires Bosz, Torres linked with Queretaro and more

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Christian Pulisic has a new manager while one star could be on his way to Liga MX.

After leading Ajax to the Europa League final, Peter Bosz has been named manager of Borussia Dortmund. (REPORT)

Fernando Torres is reportedly in "very advanced" talks with Mexican club Queretaro. (REPORT)

Manchester United has reportedly shifted focus to signing Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata.

Van Persie, Tosic suspended after Istanbul derby fracas

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey’s football federation on Thursday suspended Fenerbahce’s star Dutch striker Robin van Persie for three games and Serbian defender Dusko Topic of Besiktas for four after a standoff in a tense Istanbul cup derby this week.

The two had been involved in an off-the-ball incident in the February 5 game which saw Tosic sent off in the 41st minute but Beskitas fans feel van Persie also deserved red for exaggerating the contact.

Van Persie, Tosic suspended after Istanbul derby fracas

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Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey’s football federation on Thursday suspended Fenerbahce’s star Dutch striker Robin van Persie for three games and Serbian defender Dusko Topic of Besiktas for four after a standoff in a tense Istanbul cup derby this week.

The two had been involved in an off-the-ball incident in the February 5 game which saw Tosic sent off in the 41st minute but Beskitas fans feel van Persie also deserved red for exaggerating the contact.

Former Arsenal and Man Utd star reacts to reports he’ll never see again

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A photo posted by Robin van Persie (@robinvanpersie) on Nov 7, 2016 at 3:56am PST Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie has taken to social media to...

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United Finally Turn On Style In Europa League Win

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Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba requires more time to readjust to English football after the France international scored twice in Manchester United's 4-1 Europa League win over Fenerbahce.

The world's most expensive player, who returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in the summer, opened the scoring with a penalty before claiming his second with a long-range strike after Anthony Martial had doubled the lead with another spot-kick.

Robin van Persie – Sir Alex Ferguson’s final thrilling gift to Manchester United

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In Rio Ferdinand's autobiography #2Sides he tells the story of how Sir Alex Ferguson used to motivate his players. One day, during his final season at the club, Ferguson called a team meeting...

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‘I Might Still Be There If Sir Alex Didn’t Retire’ – Robin Van Persie Gets All Misty-Eyed About His Man Utd Exit

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This might prove to be difficult reading for some Arsenal fans of a sensitive disposition.

According to the man himself, there could well be a parallel universe in which Robin van Persie is still lining up for Manchester United, rather than against them.

With his Fenerbahce side in town for the Europa League tonight, Van Persieis returning toOld Trafford to face his former club for the first time sincehe left for Turkeyin the summer of 2015.

RvP: It will be like I’m playing at home on Thursday

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Coincidentally, Robin van Persie has been drawn in a Europa League group against two of his former teams, Manchester United and Feyenoord.

The Dutch striker, who played an integral role in us winning our 20th league title, has claimed that playing at Old Trafford with Fenerbache on Thursday will feel like playing at home.

Video: Man Utd old boys combine for Fenerbahce goal

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Former Manchester United players Robin van Persie and Nani combined to score a goal for Turkish side Fenerbahce last night. The strike was the third...

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United handed FA Cup date

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Manchester United will face West Ham United in the replay of the FA Cup quarter finals on Wednesday 13th April at 7pm, with the winner set toface Everton at Wembley on Saturday 23rd April.

Ten days ago,the two sides drew 1-1 at Old Trafford, as a later Anthony Martial's goal rescued a draw for United, who had gone behind after Dimitri Payet scored a superb free-kick.

RvP: Fergie was angry even when we were 15 points clear!

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Robin van Persie has revealed that he loved how much of a winner Sir Alex Ferguson was, reflecting on a moment towards the end of the 2012-13 season.

With the title essentially wrapped up, United 15 points clear of Manchester City in April, we lost 2-1 to our rivals at home.

Van Persie has claimed that Ferguson was furious with the players that their lead was cut to 12 points.

STATS: Louis van Gaal’s record against Liverpool

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December 14th 2014
Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool
Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Robin van Persie

March 22nd 2015
Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United
Juan Mata x 2

September 12th 2015
Manchester United 3-1 Liverpool
Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial.

January Transfer Window Complete Guide: 31 Players who could be on the move around Europe

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While Christmas for most of us is on 25th December, football clubs mustwait another week or so to get their hands on any shiny new toys. The January Transfer Window opens on January 2nd 2016 in...

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Fenerbahce want to keep hold of Robin van Persie

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Fenerbahce remain keen to keep hold of former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie despite rumours they wanted to get rid of him, according to...

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Robin van Persie’s fall from grace has been surprise since Man Utd exit, says Dutch ace

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Robin van Persie's fall from grace has been dramatic since his exit from Manchester United, according to Dutch teammate and Newcastle...

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Manchester United roundup: injury update and latest transfer news

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Manchester United roundup: injury update and latest transfer news - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Welcome to Soccerlens' daily Manchester United news roundup. We look at the news that are doing the rounds today, starting from the update on injuries for Everton clash to the daily transfer roundup of the players who are linked to Red Devils.

English Premier League

Arsene Wenger ready to gamble with Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal potentially selling one of their stars is nothing new for the north London club. From 2007 to 2012, the Gunners let go of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, and Robin van Persie at a time in which neither the team nor the fans really wanted the players to leave.

Arsene Wenger ready to gamble with Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal potentially selling one of their stars is nothing new for the north London club. From 2007 to 2012, the Gunners let go of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, and Robin van Persie at a time in which neither the team nor the fans really wanted the players to leave.

Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham sign off in style

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane helped himself to a second hat-trick in four days as ruthless Tottenham Hotspur smashed relegated Hull City to end the Premier League season in style.

England striker Kane finishes with 29 league goals, winning the Golden Boot ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Kane hits hat-trick as Tottenham sign off in style

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Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Harry Kane helped himself to a second hat-trick in four days as ruthless Tottenham Hotspur smashed relegated Hull City to end the Premier League season in style.

England striker Kane finishes with 29 league goals, winning the Golden Boot ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Alexis to be Arsenal’s first Golden Boot winner since RVP?

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Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Didier Drogba, Michael Owen, Robin van Persie and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: six players to have won the Golden Boot more than once since the Premier League began in 1992. Last year's winner Harry Kane could become the seventh name on that illustrious list if he walks away with the [.

Still Got It: Robin Van Persie Bamboozles ‘Keeper With Superb Solo Goal For Fenerbahce (Video)

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Since moving to Turkey last summer, Robin van Persie hasn't quite hit the heights he reached in the Premier League with both Arsenal and Manchester United. However, the 32-year-old Dutchman has netted a decent 14 goals this season for Fenerbahce, including a goal on Sunday which was athing of utter, impudent beauty.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: 10 Classic North London Derbies

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Fenerbahce

Robin Van Persie Banned For ‘Insulting’ Besiktas By Celebrating Goal Directly In Front Of Opposing Defender (Video)

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The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have given Robin van Persie (RVP) a two-match ban after the Fenerbahce striker's behaviour was deemed to have been "insulting" during last Sunday's cup game against Besiktas.

Van Persie began by hitting the deck to get Besiktas centre-back Dusko Tosic sent off, before becoming embroiled in a verbal altercation with Tosic's defensive partnerOguzhan Ozyakup.

Robin Van Persie’s Eye Doctor Admits He Thought Fenerbahce Striker Was Just An ‘Ordinary’ Sunday League Player

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The doctor responsible for treating Robin van Persie's grisly eye injury has admitted that he merely assumed the striker was an "ordinary" Sunday League player who'd come a cropper.

As you may recall, Van Persie suffered a lacerated eyelid during Fenerbahce's recent win overAkhisar Belediyespor when he was caught in the face by a stray fingernail.

‘My Eye Is Undamaged’ – Robin Van Persie Issues Instagram Statement To Confirm He’s Okay After Freak Eyelid Injury

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Robin van Persie has taken to social media to confirm that, despite initial fears, he managed to escape serious injury after going off in Fenerbahce's 3-1 win over Akhisar Belediyesporwith blood pouring from his eye.

While tussling in the penalty area, the Dutch striker was accidentally caught by the flailing fingernail of Akhisar defenderAbdulwahid Sissoko.

Turkish Super League match abandoned after fans attack official

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The Turkish super league match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor on Sunday was abandoned in the 89th minute after Trabzonspor fans stormed on to the pitch and attacked an official. Istanbul side Fenerbahce, who are second in the standings, were leading 4-0 after goals by Alper Potuk, Volkan Sen, Nani and Robin van Persie.

Video- Van Persie goals vs Giresunspor- Fenerbahce 6-1 Turkish Cup 2016

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These two Robin van Persie goals vs Giresunspor (VIDEO BELOW) again showed the class of the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker in his side's 6-1 Turkish Cup win. Van Persie's second goal is clearly the better of the two, set up by Lazar Markovic Vid.me- RVP goals against Giresunspor for Fenerbahce

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Fenerbahce’s Van Persie suffers eye injury

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Paris (AFP) Former Manchester United and Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie suffered an eye injury playing for Fenerbahce against Akhisar Belediyespor in the Turkish league on Sunday.

After colliding with a defender, the 33-year-old was stretchered off the pitch with a plaster covering his bloodied left eye.

Fenerbahce’s Van Persie suffers eye injury

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Paris (AFP) Former Manchester United and Dutch international striker Robin Van Persie suffered an eye injury playing for Fenerbahce against Akhisar Belediyespor in the Turkish league on Sunday.

After colliding with a defender, the 33-year-old was stretchered off the pitch with a plaster covering his bloodied left eye.

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Remember when… Van Persie scored that volley against Villa?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Andrew Kirby has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

The media love-in with the fairy-story of 5000-1 outsiders Leicester City reached a potentially premature climax in early February when Jamie Vardy scored a searing goal against Liverpool which had most commentators creaming themselves.

TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

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Normally here at TOP FIVE Towers we take our responsibilities very seriously. We pick a theme and stick to it, occasionally tweaking it to serve our purposes, but generally being committed to the core principle of the listicle.

Not this month. This month it's different. United are rubbish and are drowning in a sea of negativity and overly positionally disciplined football—except against Wolfsburg when that discipline might have come in handy.

Chelsea

IN FROM THE COLD FOR CHELSEA - RADAMEL FALCAO!!

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According to reports in the press, Guus Hiddink took it upon himself to make the journey into Cobham on Sunday to speak with Radamel Falcao whilst everyone else had the day off and it seems as if he is to be brought back into favour.

Now I know that people will have a divided opinion on Falcao but I cannot help but feel that he has not been given anywhere near enough sustained first team action in England since he arrived last season.

Chelsea main competitor for Barcelona to sign €45m defender

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PSG defender Marquinhos has struggled to get regular games this season and he could be looking for a move in January to continue his progress.

La Liga champions Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing the Brazilian defender.

The Rest

‘I’ll Be Out For About Three Weeks’ – Robin Van Persie Refutes Reports That Latest Knee Injury Could Be Devastating Career-Ender

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Robin van Persie has assuaged fears that his latest injury, suffered while on international duty with the Netherlands, is bad enough to leave his career in the balance.

The 34-year-old striker was called into the Dutch squad for the first time in almost two years to face France and Bulgaria in back-to-back World Cup qualifiers.

International strain making it good time for Arsenal to sell Alexis?

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Okay so I know that I am trying to find some sort of positive in what is undoubtedly a negative thing for Arsenal here, but if Alexis Sanchez really is determined to leave just like Robin van Persie was then we do not have a great deal of choice. Arsene Wenger can either agree to [...]

PICTURE: RvP back at Old Trafford 

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Robin van Persie has returned to Old Trafford this evening and is in the starting team for Fenerbahce.

Thursday Kickoff: Benitez linked to Newcastle, Copa Libertadores and more

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Currently in the midst of a relegation battle in the English Premier League, Newcastle United may soon bring aboard a new manager to steer the ship.

Rafael Benitez is reportedly interested in the head coaching position at Newcastle, while one report claims that a three-year deal has already been agreed upon.

Jones: My favourite derby was when RvP scored a late winner

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Phil Jones has reflected on his favourite derby, which was in December 2012, when Robin van Persie scored an injury time winner.

I'd go for the one when Robin scored the winner when we were 2-0 up. They came back to 2-2 and then Robin curled one in late on. It was a great day.

There is no other feeling like it, especially against City, your local rivals.