Robin Van Persie - Were you happy we sold Jaap Stam?

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  1. Sep 5, 2017

    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    Great news :devil:
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    SATA Full Member

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    Only 3 seasons at the club but he has really endeared himself to the United fans. Don't think we have seen such a complete striker in that first season of his, not even Ruud i think
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Wonder if he'd opt to go to Arsenal or us if he had a choice?
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    jymufc20 New Member

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    Based on absolutely nothing i would say us without a doubt. The guy is a natural winner, he never suited Arsenal.
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    Jaybomb Full Member

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    Good news. Would hate to see him retire like this. To be honest, I think he has another World Cup in him :devil:

    Was absolutely gutted when we sold him.
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    Devil81 Full Member

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    That for real?

    Ruud was a level above Van Persie, I'd go as far as saying Ruud is one of the best goalscorers of all time. Van Persie was a fantastic player but he only really had a peak of four years, Ruud was nailing goals for over a decade.
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    Steven7290 Full Member

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    I agree with him. Career wise of course he doesn't come close, but at their peaks RvP was a completely different animal, scoring goals out of nothing on top of creating tons of chance for fun.
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    Devil81 Full Member

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    Yeah agreed, but Ruud was scoring goals like that all his career. He'd carry the ball from deep positions and drive one on one with the goalkeeper to score.
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    Livvie Executive Manager being kept sane only by her madn Scout

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    Loved Robin.
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    Josep Dowling Full Member

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    I don't know RVP scored against Liverpool, City, Chelsea and Arsenal away that season and we won all those games. RVP was a monster that season.
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    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    The only blip for Robin was his form in Europe. The game against Madrid stands out where the chances just wouldn't go in. Ruud was top drawer for us in all competitions
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    van Nistelrooy was a great player for us, he's easily a better goal scorer than van Persie but RVP is better technically.
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    Ronaldo's Mum Eh? Ronaldo is shite

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    RvP and Sir Alex had another PL trophy in them.
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    Steven7290 Full Member

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    RvP's number of CL games for us was too small a sample size, Ruud just like any goalscorers had many of those days in our shirts too.

    Also important to point out that Ruud spent his entire career being a center forward IIRC, RvP had been used as a winger until two years before he came to us.
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    Xeno Full Member

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    It's a team sport, but that RvP title winning XI was as close to a one man band as it comes.
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    Hannover 96 had signed him but the board refused. That's some downfall. He deserved better then Turkey, that's for sure.
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    Henrik Larsson Still logged in at RAWK (help!)

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    Finally coming back to Rotterdam :drool:

    Hopefully he can squeeze out a couple of half decent years at Feyenoord, and finish his career playing for Excelsior.
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    Im so excited about this :) hope he can stay fit and I wonder where Gio will put him.
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    So glad he's back :) That little touch to pass the defender is classic Robin.

    Threadtitle should be updated to Feyenoord player btw :angel:
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    Mickfoley New Member

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    I don't know why but he's still my favourite Utd player of all time.
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    youngrell Full Member

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    Lovely touch and finish. Pleased for him, one of my favourite recent United players.
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    There's a certain class the way he strikes the ball, hits them so cleanly, one of the best ever in this respect imo.
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    youngrell Full Member

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    He is, definitely.

    I recently watched a compilation of all his PL goals and there's very few that aren't beautifully hit shots with the inside of his left boot.
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    Henrik Larsson Still logged in at RAWK (help!)

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    Trololol at the video quality, you should be fined two weeks wages for posting a good goal like that :lol:

    Seriously though, it was a nice moment. Happened two or three minutes after he had come on too. Even the media seemed extremely happy for him and Feyenoord.

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    BarstoolProphet Full Member

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    :drool:
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    All vids I found were blocked due to copyright stuff, this was the only one I could find. :wenger:

    Two weeks wages is harsh, I make 1200K a week, just like Alexis.
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    royboy16 Full Member

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    Typical RVP goal :drool:
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    Zoo Full Member

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    Saw this last night, what a dream moment for him. The crowd singing "Oh, Robin Van Persie!" straight after was great too.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    The touch to set the shot up was class.
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    :devil:
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    I love him :drool: what a player
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    Baby Groot New Member

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    I would rather have him than Lukaku.
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    We need an rvn Full Member

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    Great goal too, nice little touch to get it away from the defender.

    Title change to Feyenoord player required??
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    One of my favourite United players ever too despite his short stay.

    Unbelivable at his peak.

    Peak RvP v Peak Rooney anyone?
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    Loke Banned

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    :lol: feck off with that. He joined us right after the invincible season. You know the team that was the best in the country that had just slapped everyone around without knowing what defeat meant.
    He also won the fa cup and shield that very year he joined us.

    Before anyone mentions, the invincibles European record, read my post carefully. Also cups are irrelevant according to this forum since league is the be and all (unless united are winning, then everything is relevant). :rolleyes:
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    Baby Groot New Member

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    What have you ever done since? Nothing.
    Btw, your team was 1 penalty miss away form not going unbeaten.
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    Regalia New Member

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    Still, at this moment today, in terms of ability as a forward, a better player than Lukaku. Would probably work better than Lukaku as a target man in our team today too, just from his hold up play and ability to actually pick a pass.

    Of course, he might not cope that well with the pace of the PL today, but what could have been if Moyes didn't come in and destroy that title-winning momentum followed by LVG selling him/Chica/Welbeck and replacing them with nobody.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Don't be ridiculous guys, he's 34 years old and the Dutch league is quite weak. He wouldn't be able to keep up with the pace of the PL. It's a great goal, but all it demonstrates is that class is permanent.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Great goal.

    I think he could have given us at least 1 more season before leaving and would have been definitely better than any crap Rooney had did under LVG as main striker.

    But still his first season is enough to always remember him. It was short but he became quickly one of most favorite players in the team.
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    United never give up New Member

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    Such a great player in his prime

    At his peak he is one of the few players I've seen who almost matched Rooney at his peak