Browsing Robin Van Persie

Robin van Persie Leaving Manchester United for Fenerbahce is Him Basically Giving up on Trying to be World Class

Posted on 5 Jul, 2015, by in Soccer

It’s not official yet, but it seems Robin van Persie is about to complete a rather shocking move from Manchester United to Fenerbahce in Turkey. Making the Premier League-Turkey switch says quite a lot about how far Van Persie has fallen as a footballer. More

Manchester United – Angel di Maria Gets a Very Rough Welcome

Posted on 31 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

Another match, another new big-name and big-money signing, yet nothing changes for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United. Angel di Maria seems to be the next in line of a long list of players confused as to the tactics that are being utilized and the assignments they’re required to do, resulting in bad football, hardly any chances created and still no wins under the new manager. More

2014 World Cup – No Robin van Persie Ending a Unique Streak for the Netherlands

Posted on 22 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Whatever the result may be when the Netherlands face Chile for their final group stage match in the 2014 World Cup, it won’t matter – both teams have qualified to the next stage. However, without a suspended Robin van Persie, it’ll be the first time the Dutch national team plays an international match with a player whose surname begins with ‘Van’ since 1996. More

22 Best Memes of the Netherlands Destroying Spain

Posted on 14 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

No one saw this coming: The Netherlands getting their revenge on Spain and beating them 5-1, leading to a long and hilarious list of memes and jokes at the expense of possession football, Vicente del Bosque, Diego Costa and more than anyone Iker Casillas, while Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben get to enjoy a very flattering day. More

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney & Robin van Persie Stuck With David Moyes

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s hard to put a finger on just one thing David Moyes did in a humiliating loss for Manchester United against their biggest rivals. From the defense with Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic which looked scared and panicked, to the non existent midfield with Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick. The wings, with two players not built for this kind positioning or physicality in Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj, while two forwards in Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are made useless by wrong tactics and zero sense of confidence and drive. More

Manchester United – Complete, Utter, Continuous Failure

Posted on 26 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

There’s something to be said about a manager, David Moyes in this case, who has months to prepare in his head for the biggest match Manchester United have this season, and he decides to go with a lineup and especially a midfield combination that he knows is his worst. You can field all the Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney type players in the world up front, but when the rest of the field is in shambles, the result will be like the one we’ve come to expect from this side this season. More

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie & Juan Mata Deserve a Better Manager

Posted on 10 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

Who knows how many crosses Manchester United would have ended up with if the referee wouldn’t have blown his whistle? Setting new records aside, another disappointing result shows once more that David Moyes just isn’t the manager to get something special out of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata. More

Manchester United – David Moyes Needs His Stars to Save Him

Posted on 4 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

There’s a huge gulf between many Manchester United supporters about the amount of time David Moyes should be given to try and redeem what is so far a very poor first season at the job. No matter how you try to spin the facts and the situation, it’s probably going to be up to his top players – Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and newly arrived Juan Mata to save him. More

Manchester United – Juan Mata Made an Immediate Impact

Posted on 29 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

A step in the right direction, but far from vindication. Bringing in Juan Mata to spark this ailing Manchester United team into life seems to be a needed investment, but it still remains to be seen if David Moyes can find the right tactics to make his new signing, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney work together in the same lineup. More

Manchester United Finally Finding The Right Lineup?

Posted on 11 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

A 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk isn’t what will take the pressure off of David Moyes or suddenly turn Manchester United into a machine that will run off on the Premier League, but a lineup and formation used by David Moyes late in the match, which had Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj all playing together might be a partial answer to the team’s problems in the league. More