Browsing Robin Van Persie

David Moyes Can’t Stop Failing (Manchester United vs Southampton)

Posted on 19 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Manchester United can’t catch a break, but they also can’t seem to actually play well at home, being outclassed by a tactical, smart and aggressive Southampton team, rewarded for their efforts by a late equalizer from Dejan Lovren, who was excellent almost all day long by marking Robin van Persie, who escaped one time too many to score the opening goal in the 1-1 draw. More

Robin van Persie, Greatest Netherlands Scorer in History

Posted on 13 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s quite unlikely that Robin van Persie will be remembered as the greatest Dutch player in history, but he does have one historic mark to his name, making it to 41 goals for the Netherlands national team, becoming the all-time leading scorer for the Oranje. More

Manchester United – Adnan Januzaj is the Only Player David Moyes Trusts

Posted on 6 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Sometimes the player does match the hype, and all the talk of Adnan Januzaj before the season and during his cameo appearances for Manchester United turned out to be quite accurate foreplay for the main course. While Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie look like shadows of their former selves at the moment, the young Belgian winger seems like the only refreshing thing in a malfunctioning Manchester United team. More

Manchester United – Marouane Fellaini Partially Succeeds in New Role

Posted on 3 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Considering the rain of criticism falling down on David Moyes, an away draw in the Champions League inside a very tough stadium is nothing to be ashamed about, as Robin van Persie felt quite alone without Wayne Rooney by his side, while Marouane Fellaini might have been the most important player on the pitch in his advanced role, which is also keeping Shinji Kagawa out of the lineup. More

Manchester United – David Moyes Is Only Making Things Worse

Posted on 30 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even if David Moyes was handpicked by Alex Ferguson to be his successor at Manchester United, it doesn’t make him the right choice. The Sir has made mistakes over the years, including the kind of squad he left behind him, failing to upgrade it sufficiently in order to make the team immune to the moment of his departure. More

Manchester United – Robin van Persie Can’t Save David Moyes

Posted on 29 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Championships aren’t won this early in the season, but there’s nothing about Manchester United under David Moyes that radiates anything remotely close to a title, as the over reliance on Robin van Persie continues to be demonstrated with every time he doesn’t start a match or isn’t completely fit to give his best. More

David Moyes is Making a Mess of His Manchester United Beginning

Posted on 28 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Everyone expected Manchester United to be having some difficulties under the new regime with David Moyes at the helm. No one thought it would be so bad this early, as the Scottish manager picked up his third loss in six league matches, hearing some boos from the home fans for the first time after the 1-2 loss to West Brom. More

Manchester United – Nothing to Show Beyond Wayne Rooney & Robin van Persie

Posted on 24 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

While players like Shinji Kagawa, Nani and Javier Hernandez continue to rot on the bench, disappointments like Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia continue to roam the wings. David Moyes has made some perplexing decisions when it comes to his team building and lineup, but hiding behind the talents of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie isn’t going to last forever. More

Miss of the Season – Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney?

Posted on 18 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The fact that Manchester United won only 4-2 in a very dominant display against Bayer Leverkusen can partially be blamed on Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney (who both scored, … More

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney Back in a Happy Place

Posted on 18 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

All transfer rumors are gone; all thoughts of leaving disappeared. Wayne Rooney is simply happy to be playing football again; starting, scoring, leading. Manchester United enjoyed his influence as they opened the David Moyes era in the Champions League with a dominant display, that could have gone a bit easier if it wasn’t for some hair-raising misses, mostly coming from Robin van Persie. More