Robin Van Persie’s arrival at United in the Summer was one of the biggest transfer coups of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign but the Dutchman could’ve joined much sooner.
Like many of the top players in Europe RVP had been looked at by United scouts much earlier in his career.
In an interview with the Mirror Van Persie reveals:
“Sir Alex Ferguson once sent a scout over to Holland to watch me when I was a young player and Feyenoord.
“But I was sent off that afternoon and the scout went back to England with that in his report.
“Sir Alex mentioned that to me when I arrived at United.
“He felt I was not yet ready for a move to a big English club all those years ago – and he was right.
“I said to the boss ‘you were right then, but I am ready now’.”
Many Reds may look at Van Persie’s career at Arsenal and wonder whether the striker could’ve been a superstar for United much earlier. It’s pointless wondering what might have been though and the focus for both RVP and the Reds is to try and win the double that’s been close on a couple of occasions since it was won as part of the treble in 1999.
Van Persie adds: “My goal was to win the Treble [this season].”
“I wanted the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup.
“Now we only have the Double and, yes, I think we could win the title at Arsenal or even against Manchester City.
“But I really don’t care where we win it. I just want to grab that league title.”
Although the League is always the priority a win over Chelsea on Sunday puts United in a Semi-final with City and to do the double by gaining revenge over the ‘Noisy Neighbours’ for the past couple of seasons in both competitions would be an amazing feeling…..
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