Robin Van Persie

Manchester United

Should Moyes have had more time?

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Had David Moyes showed signs of progress during his first season as Manchester United manager it is likely that the board and fans would have shown more patience.

The club were determined not to become a "sacking club" so persevered with Moyes longer than any club would. To drop six places after spending £60m is an awful return and despite Moyes' claims today that the squad needed "fundamental rebuilding", these players were good enough to win the league weeks before the end of the season last year.

Manchester United Formation Dilemma – Where to Play Juan Mata When RVP Returns

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It's fair to say that David Moyes' reign at Manchester United has not gone quite as he would have liked. It has been a long season filled with disappointments and very little to cheer about.

Having the best away record in the Premier League,performances in the Champions League had featured some positives.

Is tonight the night for Danny Welbeck?

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Less than a year ago, Danny Welbeck scored the biggest goal of his Manchester United career when he put his boyhood team 1-0 up against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

"He was marvellous," Sir Alex Ferguson said after the game. "It is a pity he got cramp at the end of game, but he worked so hard.

David Moyes’ Tactical Switch Allows Danny Welbeck to Shine

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While more often than not this season, David Moyes has gotten his tactics all wrong in big matches, yesterday against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford he got his team sheet spot on. Moyes received praise for his use of Danny Welbeck in the 1-1 Champions League quarterfinal first leg drawbut to me it is a sign of what Moyes was missing during the season and the problems created by the forced inclusion of the expensive and volatile Robin van Persie.

Twitter ‘namesakes’ of Man Utd duo David Moyes and Robin Van Persie form support group

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Two unsuspecting Twitter users with accounts names that sounds like the belong to Manchester United manager David Moyes and striker Robin Van Persie have rallied together to discuss their shared problems. Sarah Moyes, of Polmont, Scotland, who has the @moyesy account, has been having a particular tough time recently.

The Sleeping Giants at Manchester United Might Finally Be Waking Up

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When Sir Alex Ferguson gave his final, impassioned speech as manager on Old Trafford's hallowed turf last May, he urged the Manchester United fans to stick with the new gaffer even through the tough times. After the win against Wigan in the Community Shield and with the demolition of Swansea early on in the season, he must have thought that he had left his title winning team in good hands.

Blow For United As RVP Ruled Out For Six Weeks

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When Robin van Persie went down late in the game against Olympiakos on Wednesday, the initial indication was that the injury was not serious, despite him being stretched off the pitch.

Well on further review that is not the case as the Manchester United striker has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with a knee ligament injury after a second scan showed the injury was more serious than originally thought:

"Following further investigation Robin van Persie has a sprained knee which will keep him out for around 4-6 weeks" a statement from the club read.

Robin Van Persie out for up to six weeks, Manchester United confirm

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Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie will be out of action for between four and six weeks. The Dutchman is now a major doubt for the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich after the club confirmed he has a sprained knee. Van Persie was stretchered off in the closing stages of the victory over Olympiacos [.

Man Utd’s Robin Van Persie out of West Ham clash, going for a second scan

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David Moyes has confirmed @Persie_Official will miss the trip to West Ham due to the knee injury he sustained on Wednesday. #mufc Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2014 Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie will miss his side's game against West Ham this weekend, manager David Moyes has confirmed.

Moyes, fans and RVP: Five talking points from United vs Olympiakos

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Manchester United produced a stunning comeback last night, overturning the 2-0 they had carried into the game last night to win 3-0 on the night and book themselves a place in the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since the 2010-11 season, meaning there's still something left to play for this season.

‘Moyes should still be sacked!’ – Twitter reacts to Man Utd’s Champions League heroics

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'Moyes should still be sacked!' Twitter reacts to Man Utd's Champions League heroics - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United progressed to the Champions League quarter finals on Wednesday with the Red Devils overcoming a two goal deficitwith a stunning 3-0 win over Olympiakos.

Rooney vs Chelsea? Mourinho vs Madrid? English duo await Champions League draw

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Rooney vs Chelsea? Mourinho vs Madrid? English duo await Champions League draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United took their place in the Champions League quarter final draw by seeing off Olympiakos on Wednesday night, with arguably Europe's strongest eight set to send shock-waves across the footballing world over the coming months.

Robin van Persie Injury Update: Was hat-trick hero badly hurt?

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Robin van Persie Injury Update: Was hat-trick hero badly hurt? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the Robin van Persie injury isn't as serious as first thought, despite the Dutchman being carried off on a stretcher late on in the 3-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday.

Manchester United player ratings vs Olympiakos – RVP to the rescue

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Manchester United player ratings vs Olympiakos RVP to the rescue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United overcame a two goal first leg deficit to progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League at the expense of a brave Olympiakos, with a Robin van Persie hat-trick giving David Moyes brief respite from the horrors of the club's domestic campaign.

Video and GIF: Man Utd’s Robin Van Persie makes it 2-0 to level the tie with Olympiacos

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Robin Van Persie has scored his second goal of the night on the stroke of half-time to level Manchester United's Champions League last-16 tie with Olympiacos.

VINE: Robin van Persie gives Manchester United a crucial lifeline

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VINE: Robin van Persie gives Manchester United a crucial lifeline - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are back in their last 16 Champions League tie against Olympiakos, with a Robin van Persie penalty putting them right back in the mix just before the half-hour mark.

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Manchester United: Top 10 David Moyes mistakes at Old Trafford

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Manchester United: Top 10 David Moyes mistakes at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everyone knows it was a massive job to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. It's the sort of job that sounds great when you read the brochure, but the tasks awaiting and standards to maintain make it the most daunting of tasks.

Be bold, David Moyes – Drop van Persie tonight!

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Be bold, David Moyes – Drop van Persie tonight! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It sounds like a recipe for disaster, rather than one for redemption, but if Moyes is prepared to take the massive step and drop his out-of-form striker, it could just be the move that reinvigorates not only his team, but also the club and fans as well.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against Olympiakos

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Possible Manchester United Starting XI Against Olympiakos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After suffering a 3-0 humiliating defeat at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday, the focus now shifts on to the Champions League, where Manchester United must overcome a 2-0 deficit to progress to the next round of this competition against Olympiakos, and the task is easier said than done.

Robin Van Persie and Phil Neville’s sons both train with Man City, not Man Utd

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Robin Van Persie sends his son to train with Manchester City's academy rather than Manchester United's youth setup. But this can't be viewed as another slight on United's management because assistant boss Phil Neville does exactly the same. Seven-year-old Shaqueel Van Persie and Harvey Neville, aged 11, are both part of City's youth ranks.

Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Liverpool + Prediction

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Possible Manchester United starting lineup against Liverpool + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will host Liverpool on Sunday, with David Moyes' side needing nothing short of victory against their fierce rivals in order to keep their slim top four hopes alive.

Robin van Persie pledges his future to Manchester United

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Robin van Persie found himself in the middle of a storm recently when several rumours suggested he was unhappy at Manchester United and was looking to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season. However, like a gentleman, he has set the record straight by declaring his intention to not just complete his current contract (until 2016) but possibly extend it further.

Robin van Persie Wants A New Deal At Man United

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I have to say that I am stunned at the comments by Robin van Persie that not only is he happy at Manchester United but that he would like to extend his contract at Old Trafford.

For months I have read and heard all these reports about how RVP and David Moyes did not get along and that van Persie was looking to leave Old Trafford in the summer.

Robin Van Persie claims he wants to sign a new contract at Man Utd

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Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has dismissed suggestions that he is unhappy at the club by claiming that he wants to sign a new contract at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old is under contract until June 2016, but says he would like to stay with the champions beyond that. He said: "The truth is I'm [.

RVP wants Old Trafford stay

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Robin Van Persie has dismissed speculations that he's unhappy at Manchester United and that will leave the club in the summer, insisting instead that he'd be "delighted" to sign a new contract, to extend his stay at Old Trafford beyond the two years remaining on his current deal.

Like for everybody else connected with United, this season has been a troublesome one for RVP.

Manchester United: Robin van Persie ‘very happy’ at Old Trafford

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Manchester United: Robin van Persie 'very happy' at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has moved to put an end to the speculation regarding his future by insisting that he is happy at the club, and would even consider extending his stay at Old Trafford beyond his current contract.

Vote: Should RvP Return?

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Rumours are that Van Persie is going to leave that cesspit. Money and the chance to sate his inner child were the only reasons for leaving The Home of Football and now he has won his title he wants out. Should we resurrect his career?

Great players do not have to be great people (Shearer?) and RvP showed his true colours when shafting us just two summers ago.

Vote: Should RvP Return?

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Rumours are that Van Persie is going to leave that cesspit. Money and the chance to sate his inner child were the only reasons for leaving The Home of Football and now he has won his title he wants out. Should we resurrect his career?

Great players do not have to be great people (Shearer?) and RvP showed his true colours when shafting us just two summers ago.

Ex-Gunner: Robin van Persie NOT ‘really happy’ at Manchester United

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Ex-Gunner: Robin van Persie NOT 'really happy' at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Arsenal defenderGiovanni van Bronckhorst has claimed that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is not happy with how things are going at Old Trafford .

The former Holland international opines that van Persie is struggling to enjoy himself at Old Trafford, because of Manchester United's poor form in the league.

The Transfer Lens: Robin van Persie to Juventus?

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The Transfer Lens: Robin van Persie to Juventus? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The struggles of reigning Premier League champions Manchester United have been well documented, with David Moyes' struggles to recapture the form of previous seasons a fascinating sub-plot to one of the most exciting seasons for many years.

GIF It: Man Utd team-mates playing in Robin Van Persie’s zones

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Hot on the heels of Robin Van Persie's suggestion that his Manchester United team-mates get in his way comes this compelling evidence. Wayne Rooney is the guilty party on this occasion, showing flagrant disregard for the sanctity of Van Persie's zones by standing in the penalty area. The inevitable collision takes place.

Robin Van Persie ready to waive £10m loyalty bonus to leave Man Utd this summer

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Robin van Persie will forego a £10m loyalty payment to leave Manchester United this summer, according to reports. The Sunday Mirror claims that the Dutchman is ready to quit after becoming disillusioned with life at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old is entitled to a £10m bonus if he sees out the final two years of his [.

Arsenal

Olivier Giroud Continues to Show His Worth to Arsenal But Does He Get the Credit He Deserves?

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The curious case of Olivier Giroud is one which has intrigued followers of English football both on the inside and outside of Arsenal Football Club for the past two seasons. The Frenchman has scored twenty goals in all competitions this season and is the club's leading goalscorer. However there is still great doubt as to whether or not he should be leading the line for the Gunners as we approach his third season with the club.

RVP, Tiny Totts, money laundering, Bendtner’s taxi, Hoeness, Kallstrom, semi-final tickets.

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Prison News, by Billy "the Dog" McGraw, our man on the inside.

If it's not a funny old game it is at least a sometimes rather droll and occasionally annoying pastime.

Robin Van Persie (a man familiar with the inside of a Dutch prison) is reported as saying that not only does he want [.

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Rooney’s magic lifts United

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What a strange season this has been for United. On Sunday they were humiliated on their own turf by Liverpool, on Wednesday they produced an utterly improbable and unexpected comeback in the Champions League,thanks to hat-trick from Robin Van Persie, who managed to dissipate reports describing him as unhappy, before picking up an injury that could sideline him for the rest of the season

Today they traveled to a traditionally tricky ground for them with a central midfielder filling in at centre-back and were gifted three points thanks to two goals from a player who was on the verge of leaving the club seven months ago, while he now ranks third among the club's all-time goalscorers.

De Gea: Grateful to fans singing my name

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Whilst Robin van Persie stole all the headlines after scoring a hattrick against Olympaicos, David de Gea played his part when making some fantastic saves. Had United conceded, we would have had to score at least four goals to progress.

On several occasions, the Stretford End chanted his name, which didn't go unnoticed by the keeper.

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RvP: I’m very happy at United and I want to extend my contract

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Robin van Persie has given a fantastic interview with the club's official magazine ahead of Sunday's game against Liverpool.

"The truth is I'm very happy at this club," Van Persie said. "I signed for four years and I'd be delighted to stay even longer, beyond the next two years I have left on my contract.

Moyes: RvP comments taken out of context

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Following the Olympiakos defeat, Robin van Persie was accused of criticising his team mates because of comments in made in a post-match interview.

Van Persie claimed that some of his team-mates were "often playing in my zones" although his people quickly talked to the press about their surprise that his comments had been interpreted as a criticism.

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VIDEO: RvP stars in new advert with rival players

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Friday Kickoff: Van Persie hopes for Man United extension; Hoeness resigns from Bayern; and more

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By DAN KARELL

After weeks of slow churning from the rumor mill, Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie has addressed rumors of him wanting to leave.

The Dutch international told Man United's match-day program United Review that contrary to reports, he's glad to be at Man United and he hopes that he can even extend his stay beyond June 2016, when his current deal ends.