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Rooney with incredible penalty ranking story

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Wayne Rooney has revealed that he started off the season as Manchester United's penalty taker, replacing Robin van Persie who took on the duty from Rooney the season before.

"In pre-season, he asked me to take penalties, so I said 'yeh'. Obviously, I want to take the penalties," he said. "So he said he's got a structure of if you take one and miss one, then you're at the back of the queue.

Manchester United’s 2014-15 season in stats

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Goals
Wayne Rooney 12 (1 per 240 mins)
Robin van Persie 10 (1 per 211 mins)
Juan Mata 9 (1 per 1 per 257 mins)
Ander Herrera 6 (1 per 312 mins)
Marouane Fellaini 6 (1 per 305 mins)

Assists
Angel di Maria 10
Ashley Young 5
Wayne Rooney 5
Juan Mata 4
Ander Herrera 4
Radamel Falcao 4

Goals + assists
Wayne Rooney 17 (1 per 169 mins)
Angel di Maria 13 (1 per 127 mins)
Juan Mata 13 (1 per 178 mins)
Robin van Persie 12 (1 per 176 mins)
Ander Herrera 10 (1 per 187 mins)

Passing accuracy
Michael Carrick 89.

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Manchester United’s Player of the Year: Ander Herrera

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Although the season has seen a marked improvement in league performance, there's no doubt that it's been a long way from a perfect season. We ought to have challenged for the title and didn't. We ought to have finished ahead of Arsenal and didn't. We ought to have seen the best of players like Angel di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, and we didn't.

Photo: Robin van Persie on target… on the golf course

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It's that cheeky smile when you know you hit it right A photo posted by Robin van Persie (@robinvanpersie) on May 22, 2015 at 8:11am PDT...

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£220,000-a-week Manchester United striker set to leave in the summer?

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£220,000-a-week Manchester United striker set to leave in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from reputed Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Roma are interested in signing Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Why Arsenal and Manchester United must buy world-class strikers this summer

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Why Arsenal and Manchester United must buy world-class strikers this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's funny how a goalscoring striker can make most problems disappear.An error-pronedefender or an out-of-form midfielder will hardly be given too much notice if the man up front is banging goals in for fun.

LVG gives injury update on Di Maria, Van Persie, Rooney and Shaw for Arsenal clash

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LVG gives injury update on Di Maria, Van Persie, Rooney and Shaw for Arsenal clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have mixed injury news for the clash against Arsenal as star duo Angel Di Maria and Robin van Persie will return to the squad, while England duo Luke Shaw and Wayne Rooney will miss the tie.

Manchester United to consider selling £250,000-per-week superstar

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Manchester United to consider selling £250,000-per-week superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Robin Van Persie's Manchester United career has been on a downward spiral this season, as injuries have forced him to be sidelined for most of the campaign. Despite netting 10 times this season, he has struggled to strike any sort of form in the calendar year 2015, scoring just 2 goals.

‘Bemused’ Robin van Persie omission casts doubt over Man Utd future

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Robin van Persie was left "bemused" at his non-selection for Manchester United's weekend match against Crystal Palace. The striker,...

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Robin van Persie relieved of penalty-taking duties at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal has relieved Robin van Persie of penalty-taking duties for Manchester United following his miss in the 1-0 defeat to West Brom.

The Baggies recorded successive victories at Old Trafford for the first time since 1959 after Chris Brunt's 63rd minute free-kick deflected off Jonas Olsson and flew past David de Gea.

Robin van Persie relieved of penalty-taking duties at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal has relieved Robin van Persie of penalty-taking duties for Manchester United following his miss in the 1-0 defeat to West Brom.

The Baggies recorded successive victories at Old Trafford for the first time since 1959 after Chris Brunt's 63rd minute free-kick deflected off Jonas Olsson and flew past David de Gea.

Robin van Persie set to be given final chance at Man Utd

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Robin van Persie is set to be given a final chance to prove himself as boss Louis van Gaal decides whether to keep his Dutch compatriot next season,...

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Robin van Persie playing for Man Utd U21s vs Fulham tonight

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U21s: Blackett, Januzaj, Lindegaard, A.Pereira and van Persie are all in the squad for #mufc's game at Fulham tonight. Manchester United...

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Robin van Persie set to spurn offer to remain with Man Utd

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Robin van Persie is set to spurn an offer from Fenerbahce to remain with Manchester United next season with him confident the side can win the title,...

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Man Utd’s Robin van Persie out of Man City game

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Van Gaal tells #MUTV that van Persie is back in training but not ready for the derby. The boss will wait and see on Smalling and Shaw. #mufc ...

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Robin van Persie declares himself fit to play in Manchester derby

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Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday's Manchester derby.

Van Persie has missed Manchester United's last six games following an ankle injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat at Swansea on February 21.

Manager Louis van Gaal said last week he did not expect the striker to be fit enough to return for Sunday's game against Manchester City at Old Trafford, but Van Persie reported good news for United fans on Wednesday.

Robin van Persie declares himself fit to play in Manchester derby

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Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday's Manchester derby.

Van Persie has missed Manchester United's last six games following an ankle injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat at Swansea on February 21.

Manager Louis van Gaal said last week he did not expect the striker to be fit enough to return for Sunday's game against Manchester City at Old Trafford, but Van Persie reported good news for United fans on Wednesday.

Man Utd ready to sell Robin van Persie with Edinson Cavani eyed as replacement

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is prepared to ditch his compatriot Robin van Persie in the summer with Edinson Cavani viewed as the perfect...

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Robin van Persie ruled out of Manchester United-Aston Villa match

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Robin van Persie has been ruled out of Manchester United's Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Van Persie has not played for United since he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea on February 21.

It was expected he would return this weekend after the international break, but manager Louis van Gaal said the Holland striker is still not match fit.

Robin van Persie ruled out of Manchester United-Aston Villa match

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Robin van Persie has been ruled out of Manchester United's Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Van Persie has not played for United since he suffered an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea on February 21.

It was expected he would return this weekend after the international break, but manager Louis van Gaal said the Holland striker is still not match fit.

Man Utd striker set for return against Aston Villa at weekend

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to make his return from injury for the weekend clash against Aston Villa, The Sun reports. The...

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LVG has found right formula

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Michael Carrick believes that Manchester United have finally found the winning formula and that their 2-1 win against Liverpool on Sunday highlighted they've finally turned a corner.

Louis Van Gaal has struggled to impose his style onto his team since arriving at Old Trafford in July, with United coming under intense scrutiny for serving up some insipid football during the Dutchman's first eight months at the helm.

Louis van Gaal: striker could return for Man Utd vs Liverpool

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Louis van Gaal has suggested Robin van Persie could be in line for a surprise return for Manchester United's showdown against bitter rivals...

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Will Dybala and Berahino Replace Falcao At Man United?

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It's pretty much a given that Manchester United will make the Radamel Falcao loan deal permament this summer. The former Monaco, Atletico Madrid and Porto striker has struggled to adjust to the Premier League and in midweek he has even hauled off after 70 minutes in a another tepid, goalless display for United's Under-21s.

Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The most-anticipated tie of this year's FA Cup quarter-final has been saved for Monday night football as Manchester United host Arsenal for a place at Wembley Stadium.

Both manager's are under similar pressures – an expectancy to finish in the top four this season and the want of some silverware from their fans.

Scholes: Most ambitious players leave Arsenal to win titles

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Paul Scholes has had a dig at Mesut Ozil and Arsenal FC, but claiming that the most ambitious players always leave the club because they know they can't win the league with Arsenal.

Over the years, the big players who were really ambitious – Vieira, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fbregas, Robin van Persie – have all left.

Louis van Gaal gives injury update ahead of Newcastle clash, talks about RVP

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Louis van Gaal gives injury update ahead of Newcastle clash, talks about RVP - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed Robin van Persie is the only injury player for Newcastle United clash.

The 20-times English champions make a trip to St James' Park on Wednesday evening, following their 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford last Saturday.

Manchester United have mixed news on injury front for Sunderland clash

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Manchester United have mixed news on injury front for Sunderland clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed striker Robin van Persie will miss the Red Devils' upcoming league clash against Sunderland, while striker James Wilson is fit to face the Black Cats.

Man Utd’s Robin van Persie set to miss Arsenal clash and four Premier League games

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could miss Manchester United's next five games, according to The Sun. The Dutchman is set to miss...

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Manchester United’s £230,000-a-week star could miss three crucial games

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Manchester United's £230,000-a-week star could miss three crucial games - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is likely to miss several key games for his club due to an ankle injury.

According to reports from Sky Sports, the Dutch striker will miss around a month of first team action after damaging his ankle during the match against Swansea City.

United suffer RVP blow

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Manchester United will be without Robin Van Persie for at leasta month, after the Dutchman suffered an ankle injury against Swansea on Saturday.

Van Persie was forced to play on as Louis Van Gaal had already used all of his three substitutions, but ended up hobbling around for the last 20 minutes of the match as United chased an equaliser that did not materialise.

Robin van Persie expected to be sidelined one month with ankle ligament damage

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According to various reports out of England, Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is set to miss one month after suffering ankle ligament damage during last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Swansea.

Last Saturday, the 31-year-old forward left the Liberty Stadium on crutches while wearing a protective boot.

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LvG: Rooney and RvP are bottom of the list for penalties

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Louis van Gaal has claimed that he has taken Robin van Persie off penalty taking duty after he missed a crucial penalty at home against West Brom on Saturday. United went on to lose the game.

The manager has also claimed that Rooney is at the bottom of the pile too after missing a penalty at Anfield a few weeks ago.

Five key thoughts following Manchester United 0-1 West Brom – Three straight defeats sees top four race resume

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Manchester United suffered a third straight Premier League defeat after a 1-0 loss against a resilient West Bromwich Albion side at Old Trafford. The sluggish Red Devils were restricted to long range efforts for the majority of the game as the Baggies chose to sit deep and allow United to pass the ball in front of them.

LvG: RvP isn’t ready to train outside yet

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Robin van Persie hasn't played for United since the 2-1 defeat against Swansea when he picked up an ankle injury. Louis van Gaal has confirmed that the striker is back in training but isn't ready yet to go outside with the rest of the squad.

He is still with the medical department and needs to take the step to the technical department.

LvG: Rojo a doubt for Spurs game

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Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Robin van Persie is our only certain injury for Sunday's game against Spurs, but has suggested that Marcos Rojo may be missing after picking up an injury in Monday's game against Arsenal.

More or less, only van Persie is injured. That is a good sign – when you have a defeat and all your players want to train and show the energy in the training session.

LvG: Maybe Falcao and Wilson will work against Sunderland

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With Robin van Persie ruled out with an ankle injury, Louis van Gaal has claimed that James Wilson may start alongside Radamel Falcao for United's game against Sunderland this afternoon.

It is a process between players. When Falcao is used to playing with van Persie then, when he plays with Wilson, he starts another process.

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VIDEO: Van Persie and Rothwell’s goals for U-21s

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Robin van Persie and Joe Rothwell both scored two goals in United's U-21 win over Fulham's U-21.

STATS: Average age of United’s team compared to City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs

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The average age of United's 10 most regular starters is 26.8. At the older end of the scale is Robin van Persie (31) with 24 starts, Antonio Valencia (29) with 22 starts and Radamel Falcao (29) with 12 starts.

Daley Blind (25), Marcos Rojo (25), Chris Smalling (25), Phil Jones (23) and Adnan Januzaj (20), amongst others, are not included in the average as they are outside the top 10 for number of starts.