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The management of Inter closely monitor the situation around the Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie says “Telegraph”. Lately harder it is said that the Dutchman can go from “Old Trafford” and are ready to make an offer for him, if he is released. The contract of 31-year-old until the end of next season, but it does not show the required form this season and will not be surprised if you leave early. Reportedly, Inter will try to take Van Persie in the summer next year. The new coach of Milan’s grand Roberto Mancini has long liked this player and even tried to lure Manchester City while he was head of the club, but then Van Persie prefer to go to Manchester . To offer the range of 12-15 million. A big problem for his buyer, however, may be the salary of the player who is currently receiving 300 thousand. Euros per week and is unlikely to be willing to take less in his new club. ...
Man United round-up: Angel Di Maria “lost”, Daley Blind questioned & Robin Van Persie in ridiculous rumour By Jack WatsonPosted on November 4, 2014 Advertisement Manchester United lost in the Manchester derby at the weekend and Louis Van Gaal is now facing a defensive crisis ahead of his side’s match against Crystal Palace at the weekend. Van Gaal has had the worst start to a league season since the mid-1980s and must turn it around or risk the wrath of United’s supporters who turned against David Moyes last season. The Dutchman has had to contend with an injury crisis so far this season and has another one at the weekend. With Chris Smalling suspended after being sent off against Manchester City, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans both injured Van Gaal may have to start with Michael Carrick and Paddy McNair in central defence. Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo reportedly out for six weeks. And it gets worse with the news that Marcos Rojo is out for at least six weeks following a dislocated shoulder on Su ...
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When Manchester United paid Arsenal £24 million for Robin Van Persie in August 2012, eyebrows were raised because of the Dutch striker's advancing years and checkered injury record. Not to mention the fact the Red Devils didn't appear to require another forward; they had more pressing concerns, such as recruiting a new top-class central midfielder, after all. Ferguson wouldn't usually have given the green light to such a deal - but Van Persie was the Premier League's best striker at the time and Manchester United had been beaten to the title months earlier by local rivals Manchester City by virtue of goal difference. Keen to make sure that wouldn't happen again, and knowing this would be his final season in charge of the Red Devils, Ferguson went all in and brought Van Persie to Old Trafford - fully aware, surely, that within a few seasons the striker would have entered the early stages of decline. Van Persie enjoyed dream debut campaign Van Persie enjoyed a magnificent debut campaign with Manchester Uni ...
Live Commentary: Arsenal vs. Manchester City- 14:45pm Zambian Time. Good afternoon. Thank you very much for joining the live soccer commentary via sports life and Mole for today's huge Premier League clash between two expected title rivals as Arsenal host Manchester City at the Emirates. Both sides have suffered surprising slip-ups in the opening weeks of the campaign and will be hoping to return to winning ways and steal an early march in the title race this afternoon. Let's start with a look at the hosts... The Gunners have made an unbeaten start to the new campaign, but they not necessarily be too happy with it. Two draws and a win has left them seventh in the embryonic league table with five points to their name, but they would have expected more than that when the fixture list was announced. As expected title contenders, they would have been fancied to get three points against both Crystal Palace and Leicester City, as well as something from the Everton game. On the other hand, the way the matches h ...
Round-up of the leading football stories making the back-pages of today's regional newspapers. LONDON EVENING STANDARD Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed he has only met two managers as he looks to fill the vacant position at Selhurst Park. Nedum Onuoha has slammed the whole club and believes 'no one was at it' as QPR were crushed by Tottenham on Sunday. Manchester Evening News Robin Van Persie is confident that Manchester United will quickly bounce back from their poor start to the season. Manchester City are set to unleash Sergio Aguero on title rivals Liverpool tonight. LIVERPOOL ECHO Brendan Rodgers has warned Manchester City that Liverpool are ready to challenge them for the big prize once again as Mario Balotelli flies in to complete his £16m move from AC Milan. Mario Balotelli's move to Liverpool is his final chance to prove himself at the very top level, according to his agent Mino Raiola. Seamus Coleman has refused to blame fitness levels for Everton’s habit of conceding late ...
Top 10 richest footballers playing in this World Cup David Silva (Spain) Spain’s David Silva salary and endorsements reached up to $16 million in 2013. David Silva is expected to earn $15 million from his salary alone from Manchester City. After his wonderful season with his club, Silva will play a major role in his country’s World Cup campaign along with other Spanish stalwarts like Xavi and Iniesta. Steven Gerrard (England) England skipper Steven Gerrard is an overwhelming fan-favourite among England fans as he is expected to lead the three lions to glory, in what will be his last World Cup. The Liverpool captain managed $17m last year through his salary and endorsements (Jaguar and Adidas) as he sits at 9th place in the list. Robin Van Persie (Netherlands) The Dutch captain, who is tipped to be the trump card of Van Gaal in this World Cup, takes up in 8th position in this list. Van Persie earned $19m in 2013 by way of his salary from United and his endorsement of BT Sports. After a season marred by ...
ln other news:: Arsenal are ready to go head-to-head with Manchester United to sign Robin Van Persie’s seven-year-old son Shaqueel. The youngster, who is currently training with Manchester City, is keen to pursue a career in football – just like his dad. And while City are keen on signing him, Arsenal along with United have reportedly offered the nipper terms to join their academy setup.Van Persie senior will have a tough decision to make between his former club, the Gunners, where he was developed after leaving Feyenoord, and current club United. Arsenal have previously made two approaches to sign up Shaqueel, but they were both turned down with the youngster said to not be ready to commit to any club. But things have now changed, and the Manchester Evening News reports that a decision will be made in the coming days over his future.
BPL Fixtures and Stats !! Saturday --- SAS chasing record, United record strong -- The omens look good for Man Utd, Chelsea and Everton going into the weekend games, while Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are chasing a record. Manchester City's trip to Arsenal this evening and Liverpool's clash with Tottenham tomorrow potentially pivotal in this season's title race. West Brom host Cardiff in the big game at the other end, the Bluebirds knowing an away win would draw them level on points with Pepe Mel's side. Manchester United v Aston Villa -Manchester United have taken more points against Aston Villa than they have against any other team in Premier League history (100). -The Villans have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League games against United. -Man Utd will be missing Robin Van Persie, who has scored five goals and assisted two more in his last five Premier League games against Aston Villa. -There have been four braces and one hat-trick in the last four Premier League meetings between ...
Another Massive Derby For Us Soccer Maniacs.Manchester United vs Manchester City.you don't wanna miss this one.. Yaya Toure,Sergio Aguero are on top form.Wayne Rooney,Van Persie can't be left out either..
If Cristiano was still at Manchester United, Eto'o still at Barcelona, Van Persie still at Arsenal, Balotelli still at Manchester City, Drogba still at Chelsea, _ (finish the sentence)
Manchester United:The road to recovery Manchester United haven’t had the best of seasons, this season. They have been struggling quite a lot, but they’re getting back into it. I would love to see them keep it up; however, there next game is against Manchester City. City are a team battling for the title, and United are sat stuck in 7th place, 12 points behind their rivals. A win for United would be wonderful. After playing City, United have the likes of playing: Aston Villa, Newcastle, Hull, Everton, Norwich & Sunderland – By looking at them teams, you can tell they’re beatable. If United can beat City, then I suppose they can take 3 points, home against the other teams. This season, many of United star players have been out injured. van Persie has been out for a long period of time – Rooney & Carrick have also been out for a long amount of time, that’s when United ended up all sloppy and found their way 6th and 7th in the table. van Persie has played 18 games scoring 11 and assisting 3 in the ...
Four key games Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie will miss through injury Manchester United v Manchester City (Tuesday March 25) Tuesday’s Manchester derby will see both Van Persie and City’s Sergio Aguero missing through injury. It is a match David Moyes and his players will be desperate to win to make amends for heir 4-1 defeat to their local rivals earlier in the season, as well as the 3-0 humiliation by Liverpool last weekend. Manchester United v Bayern Munich (Tuesday April 1) The home leg of this tough tie could prove crucial for United, who look as though they will need to win this year’s Champions League to qualify for next season’s competition. Bayern Munich v Manchester United (Wednesday April 9) Van Persie is also set to miss the away leg against the reigning European champions, which takes place just a week after they meet at Old Trafford. Everton v Manchester United (Sunday April 20) This could prove a huge match for David Moyes and his team, not just on a personal level as the S ...
Dear United fans. all hope is not lost yet, though Man United would need a miracle to conquer the league title this season. The fourth place, synonymous with Champions League football, is still attainable but fewer slip-ups are advised. Defensively, United need to go into the transfer market and buy something solid (see what the purchase of Mesut Ozil by Arsenal has provoked), just as an improvement of players’ medical care would be a Godsend. Imagine the impact good transfer market transactions, coupled with a return to form and the good health of Van Persie and Wayne Rooney, would have on Man United's fortunes. The race against time and points is on. We wish Man United all the best, though Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and the resurgent Tottenham will have other ideas.
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WE were hardly strangers to majestic individual talent, but it took us a while to understand just how good Robin Van Persie is. The quality of his runs was not immediately apparent to even our cleverest players. Even Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick, two of the best passers I ever had, had trouble at first picking up the speed of his movements. Robin was the leading light of my final season as Manchester United manager, in which we were the first team to win 25 of their first 30 top-flight fixtures. The prize at the end of it was the club’s 20th League title. We regained the Premier League trophy from Manchester City with four matches still to play. Van Persie was my final major transfer buy and his goals, some of them spectacular, brought an extra Cantona-esque quality to an already very good side. If we had a bad habit going into the 2012–13 season, it was overpassing in the middle of the pitch: players circulating the ball to acquire a feel of it. With Van Persie, we learned in time, you needed to ...
Mou and Hazard key to Gala vs Chelsea. We've sat and watched Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United all fall at the first hurdle in the past week. Now it's up to Chelsea to wave the English flag tonight in the Champions League. Luck of the draw, lack of experience within the team and on the sidelines, call it what you will, the three other English teams haven't performed and are all on the brink of elimination. So what of Chelsea tonight, what chance does Chelsea realistically have to progress to the next round? I believe we have a great chance and that's not because I am biased but because of two key factors amongst many this evening. One of those two being Jose Mourinho. It's been interesting to see Mourinho since he arrived in Turkey, obviously upset at being the subject of a stitch up by a Reporter but quick to put his Game Face back on and bite back at comments made by Roberto Mancini. For a second there I was worried as Mourinho looked different, subdued and not his usual self but within mi ...
Manchester United: Title rivals will be nervous as momentum builds Manchester United did not make a complete case for normal service being resumed by beating Arsenal - but a glance at recent results and the Premier League table suggests the obituaries can stay locked in the drawer. The noise levels around Old Trafford, and the joy that greeted the final whistle, were an accurate measure of this game's significance to United and David Moyes. United needed three points to stop Arsenal extending their lead over them to difficult, if not quite impossible, proportions. Their still relatively new manager needed a victory in a game of such status after previous opportunities against Chelsea, Liverpool and -desperately and embarrassingly -Manchester City yielded only one point. And both duly arrived courtesy of Robin Van Persie's soaring 27th minute header from Wayne Rooney's corner. If the striker is, as Arsene Wenger suggests, still "an Arsenal man" then he has a funny way of showing it. Van Persie scored in bo ...
Wayne Rooney described Manchester United's 1-0 win over Arsenal as a "massive lift" after the champions cut the deficit on the leaders to five points, with Robin Van Persie greeting his winner by celebrating for a first time against his former club. It was a good day for United as two of their title rivals, Manchester City and Tottenham, both lost, and Rooney said: "We knew we had to win today at all costs. That was the toughest we've been to break down and we defended really well. We knew we could not afford to lose, we couldn't let Arsenal get 11 points away from us. "The other results today and yesterday also gave us a boost and we are right back in it now. It's a massive lift, a great weekend for us ahead of the international break. Our aim is to be top or thereabouts at the new year." Van Persie had scored in each of his previous two United games against Arsenal, but had refused to celebrate. This time, following his 27th-minute header from Rooney's corner, he ran to a section of the home support wit ...
A review of Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League, including shock defeats for Man City and Tottenham. Robin Van Persie downed old club Arsenal to blast Manchester United back into the Premier League title race with a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford as David Moyes enjoyed his biggest win as Red Devils manager. Van Persie rose unchallenged to guide home Wayne Rooney's 27th-minute corner to spark scenes of jubilation at Old Trafford and silence the taunts of the visiting fans. On another amazing weekend, in which Chelsea's home draw on Saturday was followed within 24 hours by shock defeats for Tottenham and Manchester City, United have now closed to within five points of Arsenal, who suffered their first league defeat since the Opening Day of the season. Indeed, six points now separate the first eight in the table, with Liverpool and Southampton now Arsenal's closest pursuers.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Robin Van Persie tormented former club Arsenal once again by scoring the only goal in Manchester United's 1-0 victory over the Premier League leaders on Sunday, lifting the resurgent champions to fifth place in the standings. The Netherlands striker met Wayne Rooney's corner with a header into the top corner in the 27th minute to condemn Arsenal to its second loss of the campaign and reduce its lead to two points from Liverpool. Since leaving North London for Manchester in August last year, Van Persie has scored in all three games against Arsenal. After a scratchy start to the season, United is coming good under new manager David Moyes and is now just five points behind Arsenal, which didn't create a clear-cut chance in a flat display at Old Trafford. After picking up just one point in matches against chief rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City, it was time for United to deliver and for Moyes to claim a first signature victory in his short, erratic time as Alex Ferguson's ...
FULL TIME Manchester United 1 (Robin Van Persie) Arsenal 0 Tottenham Hotspurs 0 Newcastle United 1 (Loic Remy) Sunderland 1 (Phil Bardsley) Manchester City 0 Swansea City 3 Stoke City 3 Arsenal's lead at the top of the Premier League table cut to only 2 points. Manchester United now in 5th, just 5 points off Arsenal. Spurs lose for the 3rd time this season, while Manchester City's aweful away form continues. -AS-
Manchester United manager David Moyes expects to be without striker Robin Van Persie for the League Cup third-round tie with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Dutch international has been nursing a groin injury he suffered in training recently which forced him to miss United's shock 4-1 defeat by Manchester City in a dramatic derby encounter last weekend. Moyes had hoped to have Van Persie, the leading scorer in England last season with 30 goals in all competitions, available for the visit of Liverpool. Now Moyes has said the 30-year-old is poised to miss the match, and is doubtful for the defending champions' forthcoming Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion. "I don't think he'll play," Moyes told a news conference on Tuesday. "But I think he has an outside chance for Saturday."
Since he joined Manchester City, only Van Persie (56) and Wayne Rooney (39) have scored more PL goals than Sergio Aguero
LONDON -- Reading and Queens Park Rangers were put out of their misery and relegated from the Premier League on Sunday, while Robin Van Persie ensured his former club Arsenal will have to put up a tough fight to reach the Champions League. Colin Kaepernick Pink Jersey . Reading and QPR were demoted after they drew 0-0, leaving just one more spot to be determined in the drop zone. Booed relentlessly on his return to Arsenal, Van Persie gave away the ball that resulted in newly crowned champion Manchester United conceding an early goal. But he then scored from the penalty spot to clinch a 1-1 draw. In the top-four race, the dropped points allowed Chelsea to dislodge Arsenal from third place by beating Swansea 2-0. Arsenal is now only two points ahead of fifth-place Tottenham having played an extra game. While second-place Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal look to join Manchester United in the Champions League, its the League Championship next season for QPR and Reading. Wigan currently occupies the thi ...
Apart from Robin Van Persie netting 26 goals to retain the Premier League Golden Boot award and Manchester City keeper Joe Hart winning the Golden Glove award, there have been ample of other winners based on stats split into shooting, passing, tackling and fouling. Here, we take a look at some of the individual awards from the 2012/13 season. Most shots in a game (11): Robin Van Persie vs Southampton, September 2 The Dutch star made 11 attempts at the Southampton goal in the early weeks of the 2012/13 campaign at St Mary's stadium. Despite failing to score from penalty spot, Van Persie scored a hat-trick in a dramatic 3-2 win for Manchester United. Van Persie and his new club were trailing by a goal before the 29-year-old grabbed two late goals in the final few minutes. Most shots on target in a game (6): Gareth Bale vs West Ham, February 25 Bale scored twice in the game with six shots on target. West Ham goalkeeper Jaaskelainen was on top form but failed to secure a single point for his side on the night ...
MOST WAITED FOOTBALL TOP 60 NEWS: ATLEAST 44 LIKE FOR NEXT ONE (EXTRA 30 News Tonight) 1)Manchester City sign Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk The Brazil international was unveiled at the Etihad Stadium after completing a £34 million move from the Ukrainian champions, becoming the second summer signing after Jesus Navas 2)Chelsea turn their attention to £35m Hulk 3)Puyol: Neymar will need to adapt 4)Robben an example to follow, says Van Persie 5)Muller: I am not as good as Messi 6)Liverpool hope Sturridge will be fit for start of season 7)Ribery & Van Buyten extend Bayern deals 8)Jose Mourinho insists that he is planning to stay at Chelsea second time around for a 'long time'. 9)Departing Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin has attracted interest from a number of European clubs, according to the player's agent. 10)Rooney wants striker role at Man Utd 11)Sneijder open to Mourinho reunion 12)England have slipped two places to ninth in the latest FIFA world rankings, with Spain remaining in top spot. 13)Man Ut ...
*FOR FOOTBALL FRICKSOF THE YEAR: Robin Van Persie. The most important player for the champions. Gareth Bale has been superb for Spurs, but Van Persie has taken United to another level as they wrestled back the title from Manchester City. YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR: City have made a lot of mistakes this season, but swapping Stefan Savic for Matija Nastasic isn't one of them. MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Sir Alex Ferguson. The United manager bows out having restored United to their perch. Michael Laudrup also deserves credit for leading Swansea to their first major trophy as well as a top-ten finish. TEAM OF THE YEAR: Manchester United. Strength in numbers rather than a phenomenal first XI. To underline the overall quality in United's squad, 20 different players have scored for the champions this season - a Premier League record. GOAL OF THE SEASON: Luis Suarez v Newcastle. Superb control and the awareness to evade Tim Krul all in one action. Honourable mentions go to Matthew Lowton v Stoke, Loic Remy v Wigan, Robin ...
Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Robin Van Persie will be fit to face Real Madrid after the Manchester United striker picked up an injury in the 2-0 win over QPR. Van Persie hurt his hip after colliding with a camera in the build-up to United's first goal and he was eventually replaced six minutes before half-time by Danny Welbeck. The Premier League's top scorer will be assessed in the next few days, but Ferguson expects the Dutchman to be available for the second leg of the Uefa Champions League tie against Real on 5 March. "He collided into a camera which was dug out of a piece of ground, he collided into the base of it and that's given him a sore hip," Ferguson told Sky Sports. "I imagine it will be tender and sore for a few days, but hopefully he'll be alright, particularly for the Real game." The victory at Loftus Road was secured by a stunning goal from Rafael and a late finish from the evergreen Ryan Giggs, and opened up a 15- point gap to reigning champions Manchester City. Ferguson added: "We're i ...
Van Persie Praise First Team Coach Rene Meulensteen - Robin Van Persie has hailed the coach behind his startling form at Manchester United - and it isn’t Sir Alex Ferguson. The striker has been superb since moving from Arsenal in a £24million deal last summer and tops the Premier League scoring charts with 18 goals for the season. He admits it was an easy move to make as everybody at Old Trafford helped him settle in but the Dutchman singled out United coach and fellow countryman Rene Meulensteen for special praise. ‘I go into work every day whistling. From the first day, they have made me feel welcome, the boys made me feel right at home,' said Van Persie. ‘I feel better and fitter. In the last week, I played Wednesday and Saturday. In those games I played with ease.’ United are nine points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the table and Van Persie added: ‘The way he (Meulensteen) trains is exceptional. He is truly one of the best coaches in the world. ‘I have had a lot of good t ...
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Marko Marin: Star at Werder Bremen, moves to Chelsea, becomes a benchwarmer. Diego Lopez: Starter at Sevilla, future benchwarmer at Real Madrid, after Casillas gets better. Players that move to other clubs because of the money like Marin, Lopez, Nasri and Torres will always have bad luck at their new clubs. BTW: Van Persie isn't at United for the money (He turned down a 300k offer from Manchester City) Hit Like And Share If You Agree !! - Faraj
Alex Ferguson insists Manchester United are not a one-Van team. Robin Van Persie, 29, has made a stunning start to his Old Trafford career, scoring 21 goals including 10 in his last 10 games. But boss Fergie reckons United are not overly reliant on the Dutchman. The Scot said: “I don’t go along with the idea we have become a one-man team. “There was a time in our history when one man did carry us for a while. Eric Cantona kept us in contention with his goals when a few others were off the boil. “But things are quite different now. “Javier Hernandez has weighed in with 12 goals while Wayne Rooney is currently on nine. “Two defenders, Johnny Evans and Patrice Evra, have chipped in with eight between them so it doesn’t stand up to see us as a one-man band overly dependent on Van Persie, brilliant as he has been at both making and taking goals.” Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini said earlier this month that missing out on signing Van Persie could cost his side the title. And Fergie agree ...
Arsene Wenger always knew he would shift the Premier League title battle in favour of Manchester United when he let Robin Van Persie leave Arsenal for Old Trafford. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson put in a personal call to Wenger as he aimed to push through a £24 million deal and beat bitter rivals Manchester City to the signature of the Dutchman. Wenger was in no doubt that whichever of the Manchester clubs landed the Arsenal skipper would be in the driving seat for the championship. "It was a very professional phone call (from Ferguson) and there was more than one. I will tell you the rest another day," said Wenger, whose side host City on Sunday. "You know when you sell Robin Van Persie to Manchester United, that (they lead the league) will be the case." He added: "Robin is one of the best strikers in the world and you know he will score goals for them." Wenger added: "If he went to City he would have been just another striker in a bunch of world-class players." Van Persie chalked up his 20th of the ...
Robin Van Persie has been named United Player of the Month after a five-goal return for the Reds in December. The Dutchman is on a scoring run of eight goals in his last eight games, taking in five strikes in six appearances last month. He also assisted goals for Patrice Evra at Swansea and Wayne Rooney against Sunderland in December. Van Persie claimed 58% of votes across the official website's seven language editions, ahead of Michael Carrick with 27% of fans’ nominations. Carrick’s is a subtler art in the heart of United’s midfield, but nonetheless he has been influential for the Reds in a crucial month in which Sir Alex’s side built a seven-point lead over rivals Manchester City. Patrice Evra (8% of the votes) also had a good month and bagged two goals, while Wayne Rooney (7%) completes our shortlist having hit five goals in five games in December. However, van Persie has captured the imagination of United fans in a scintillating start to his Reds career - match-winning goals like the one at t ...
Robin Van Persie has hailed Manchester United as "a special team" after his two goals helped them to a 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic. Van Persie took his overall tally to 19 as United stayed seven points clear of their nearest rivals, Manchester City, with his first goal described as "absolutely magnificent" by Sir Alex Ferguson. The goal involved the Dutchman collecting Javier Hernández's pass, stepping outside Iván Ramis, then inside the defender before curling expertly past Ali al-Habsi with his supposedly weaker right foot. Van Persie said: "It was a good goal because every single touch was the right one. The first one was a little behind me and I had to drag it on to my left foot. Then I waited for the guy to slide in, had a good touch inside and then a quick finish. Three touches but all good touches." Van Persie said his team-mates deserved to share the headlines, though, with Hernández also scoring twice. "This is a special team," said Van Persie. "Everybody wants to help each other. Everybody's ke ...
Ferguson salutes strike duo Sir Alex Ferguson was thrilled with Robin Van Persie and Javier Hernandez after Manchester United's 4-0 hammering of Wigan. Both strikers bagged a brace in a routine Premier League victory, with Van Persie turning in another superb performance. Both Ferguson and Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini feel the Dutchman is the key man in this season's title race - and Van Persie offered more evidence with a virtuoso display. "We knew we were getting a top player who would make a difference to the team," said Ferguson. "That is why we went for him. "Robin is a completely rounded footballer. He has great international experience, he's played for Arsenal for seven years and he came to us at the very peak of his career. "His ability to make and take goals is fantastic. His play for his first goal was absolutely magnificent, his turn, his balance, no drawback, just side footed it in. It was a really good goal." Hernandez took his own tally to 12, just eight short of his stellar first se ...
Man Utd are nothing without Van Persie: Man City boss Mancini. Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini reckons the race to the Premier League title could be decided by Manchester United’s Dutch striker, Robin Van Persie. The Italian tactician admits City’s failure to sign the Former Arsenal talisman could eventually cost them the league title. Van Persie was very close to joining the Premier League Champions before he opted to sign for the Red Devils where he has scored 16 goals in 21 games following his £24m move from Arsenal over the summer. "Robin Van Persie is a very important player for United," said Mancini, whose side trail United by seven points. "He has changed their situation. He is the difference between us." “We were very close three or four months before he joined United” "We wanted Van Persie because we knew he could be an important player," added Mancini. "He is totally different from our other strikers. We wanted him for the Champions League and for the Premier League. "We were ve ...
Manchester United maintain seven-point lead Edin Dzeko shone to give 10-man Manchester City a battling 4-3 victory at Norwich City but leaders Manchester United also won as own goals and more controversial refereeing marked the last Saturday of 2012. In another bumper day for English Premier League goals, resurgent Arsenal went fifth after a thrilling 7-3 home win over Newcastle United with contract rebel Theo Walcott scoring a hat-trick. Manchester United maintained their seven-point advantage over City at the top after Gareth McAuley turned the ball into his own net and substitute Robin Van Persie netted in a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at a sodden Old Trafford. "(Van Persie) changed the game for us," United boss Alex Ferguson told the BBC. "When I brought him and Paul Scholes on they settled the game down for us. West Brom dominated in the second half and kept pumping the ball into our box. "We're in a good position. We're halfway there." City striker Dzeko scored twice in the first four minutes ...
NANI COULD BE ON HIS WAY TO ARSENAL Manchester United should've known that when they snared Robin Van Persie from Arsenal, it wasn't a gesture of goodwill from the Gunners. Arsene Wenger is reportedly using one of the summer's biggest deals as leverage in his attempt to sign United winger Nani, according to the Daily Mail. Arsenal have opened talks with the Red Devils and are hopeful of securing the Portugal international next month. United want at least £20 million for Nani, but Wenger hopes the swift negotiation process during Van Persie's departure from the Emirates should be repaid by Sir Alex Ferguson with a cheaper asking price. Unhappy camper Joleon Lescott is up for grabs in the transfer window at a bargain price. Manchester City recruited the defender from Everton for £24 million in 2010 and the Sun says they are ready to offload Lescott for just £8 million. The Toffees are keen to re-sign the England international, but his £90,000-a-week wages could be too much for them to take on. That wou ...
Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Robin Van Persie as the missing piece in Manchester United's title jigsaw as the Premier League leaders bid to extend their lead at the top against Newcastle on Wednesday. Van Persie has made a superb start to his United career after leaving Arsenal in a £24 million move in pre-season and the Dutch forward's haul of 15 goals has fired Ferguson's team four points clear of champions Manchester City heading into the hectic Christmas programme. The 29-year-old's dynamic displays have added an extra edge to United in the same way that French playmaker Eric Cantona and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo galvanised previous teams in the Ferguson era. After missing out on the title to City last season, United were in need of a new driving force this term and Ferguson believes van Persie is providing it. "I am reluctant to subscribe to the cult of an individual. But sometimes you find the last piece of the jigsaw," Ferguson told United's official matchday programme. ...
Swansea 1-1 Man Utd match report= Manchester United missed the chance to extend their lead in the title race to six points as Michu came out on top in the battle of the Barclays Premier League’s top scorers at the Liberty Stadium. Patrice Evra had given United the lead in the 16th minute as he headed in Robin Van Persie’s corner, but Swansea continued their good record against the top-flight big guns as Michu finished from close range to moveclear of Van Persie with his 13th league goal of the season. Man United will hold a four-point lead over second-placed Manchester City at Christmas but will be left to rue a series of missed chances during the final half-hour when they piled the pressure on their hosts. The Swans felt they had shown SirAlex Ferguson’s side too much respect during this fixture last season but, after a slow start, theyshowed little sign of being overawed as they took the game to the visitors. Dwight Tiendalli flashed a threatening ball across the six-yard box before Kemy Agustien ...
O’Neill compares van Persie to Messi Robin Van Persie is getting used to compliments in the light of his sensational start at Manchester United - but how about this one. Martin O’Neill reckons the £22million striker is the Red Devils’ answer to Barcelona star Lionel Messi. It doesn’t get much better than that - but then things could hardly be going any better for the Former Arsenal skipper at his new club. His opener against the Black Cats was his 15th goal already for United — but he is also becoming something of a talisman for them. Worryingly for Manchester City and other title hopefuls, Alex Ferguson believes his other players are still getting used to RVP. Yet O’Neill says he is giving United the kind of edge which Barcelona have had for years thanks to Messi. The Black Cats chief said: “With players of the calibre of Van Persie in your side, you always have a chance of winning football matches. Would, for instance, Barcelona have the same effect if Lionel Messi didn’t play? The numb ...
Fergie ponders reuniting Walcott with RVP Sir Alex Ferguson is considering another sensational raid on Arsenal - this time for Theo Walcott. Manchester United pulled off the transfer coup of last summer when they bought Robin Van Persie from the Gunners for £24million. Now, United boss Ferguson is understood to be keen on winger Walcott, who could end up leaving the Londoners because of his contract stand-off. It would infuriate Arsenal fans if another big name was sold to United, who they see as one of their biggest rivals. Van Persie's switch provoked a fan backlash and losing Walcott to Old Trafford so soon after would be hugely unpopular. Walcott, 23, is set to be out of contract at the end of the season and has hit deadlock after Arsenal made him a "take it or leave it" £75,000-a-week offer to stay. Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are all keen, but United are the latest club to show interest. -KD
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart told Carlos Tevez to leave the wall ahead of Robin Van Persie's winner for Manchester United on Sunday, it has been revealed. City Manager Roberto Mancini was bemused by the sight of Tevez leaving his position next to Samir Nasri, in what had been a four-man wall, before Van Persie struck his free-kick. In a heated dressing-room inquest, Hart is understood to have told Mancini that he told Tevez to move as he could not see. Hart's view was that Nasri was in a perfect position to block Van Persie's shot and would have done so had he not then moved out of the way.
Van Persie: I Am Learning From Hernandez And Welbeck Manchester United duo Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck may have the opportunity to learn a lot from Robin Van Persie, but the Dutchman believes he is also benefitting from working with the youngster striking pair. Sir Alex Ferguson was once again able to shuffle his striking pack in Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday, with Wayne Rooney and Van Persie snatching the plaudits. After a free scoring month of November, Hernandez was an unused sub in the derby game, but it is the young Mexican’s desire and enthusiasm for the game even when he is not playing that has impressed the Former Arsenal captain, in addition to his goal scoring exploits. When asked by Manchester United’s official website if Hernandez and Welbeck could learn from him, Van Persie replied, “It goes both ways – I can learn from them as well. “For example, I love Chicharito’s enthusiasm. I love how he plays and trains and does his work off the pitch af ...
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Liverpool legend Alan Hansen hailed Wayne Rooney's performance in Manchester United's victory at Manchester City. Hansen wrote in the Telegraph: "Wayne Rooney gave an almost perfect performance for Manchester United against Manchester City and showed just why he, rather than Robin Van Persie, is the one player you would always want in your team. "Van Persie has been a fantastic addition to the United team and he showed that again with his late winner at the Etihad, but his goals are really the icing on the cake. "In terms of which player United need most, though, I would say it is Rooney every time because he offers as much at right back as he does at right wing and as a centre forward. When you are sat in the dressing-room and your best player is also the hardest worker, it lifts everybody and gives something extra to everybody else." (Aaron)
Mancini turns on Nasri, Balotelli after derby loss MANCHESTER (AFP) - Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini reserved pointed criticism for Samir Nasri and Mario Balotelli after his side's damaging derby defeat by Manchester United. City went down 3-2 in injury time at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with Robin Van Persie's 92nd-minute free-kick bringing United victory after Pablo Zabaleta looked to have claimed a share of the spoils with a late equaliser. Van Persie's free-kick took a telling deflection off Nasri, who appeared to shy away as the ball arrowed towards him, while Balotelli stormed straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 52nd minute. Carlos Tevez, Balotelli's replacement, stepped out of the defensive wall as van Persie prepared to strike his decisive set-piece, but Mancini dismissed suggestions he had instructed the Argentine to move. "It was a dangerous free-kick," said the Italian. "I don't know why (Tevez left the wall), but we made a mistake there." Tevez's departure from th ...
Van Persie seals derby delight for Man United!! The Dutch striker scored the dramatic stoppage-time winner in a thrilling 3-2 victory for the Premier League leaders after Manchester City came from two goals down to pull level
Fanview: Can Manchester United end City's unbeaten run at the Etihad Stadium? Ahead of the crucial Manchester derby, Goal.com questions both sets of supporters whether Manchester United can end Manchester City's long unbeaten run at the Etihad. mancherter evening news The season so far has seen quite a few clubs rise to the top and falter, but after 15 games, Manchester United lead the pack with 36 points and are followed closely by the defending champions Manchester City who trail by only three points.The next fixture for these two teams is the highly anticipated Manchester derby. With the Premier League champions not having lost a game at home since the last two years, Goal.com asks the supporters of both clubs whether United can put an end to this unbeaten run at the Etihad? Anshool: With Rooney playing in full flow and the addition of Van Persie to the squad, Manchester United have the deadliest attack in the league. I'm sure its going to be a United victory with revenge on Sir Alex Ferguson's mind. M ...
Norwich City continued their revival with a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Carrow Road, as Sir Alex Ferguson's team failed to go back top of the Barclays Premier League. After Manchester City had thrashed Aston Villa 5-0 this afternoon, only a win would have been enough for United to jump over their neighbours. However, with England striker Wayne Rooney missing because of tonsillitis, United went down to the Canaries who secured a third win in five Premier League games with a header from Anthony Pilkington, a Former United trainee, on the hour. Robin Van Persie had recovered from the thigh strain which kept him out of Holland's midweek friendly with Germany, while Javier Hernandez also started for the visitors after his match-winning cameo at Aston Villa last weekend. Anders Lindegaard kicked off in goal for David de Gea, who was troubled by a wisdom tooth. It was a lively start by United as Van Persie created the first opening inside three minutes, turning to drive in a low shot from the edge of the N ...
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United have enough attacking firepower to avoid losing successive Premier League titles on goal difference. And he reckons Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney will both score 20 goals plus - in addition to the contribution of current top-scorer Robin Van Persie. United lost the title last season to Manchester City's superior goals tally. Ferguson insists United have a balanced strike force, and said: "I don't expect us to lose on goal difference again." Van Persie has scored 11 goals in 14 matches in all competitions since his summer move from Arsenal - but Ferguson believes United have not become over-dependant on him. "I don't think it's a problem relying on Robin," he said. "The way Javier has started this season, I'm certain he will get to 20 goals plus. "Wazza will get there too, he'll get 20 goals plus I'm sure. It's a healthy combination we've got there." Champions City scored 93 goals to United's 89 last season, while Roberto Mancini's men also conceded four few ...
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Gunners fans want their Arsenal back – and van Persie will show just why Sorry, this is going to go down like a lead balloon with some Arsenal fans – but it needs to be said. Wonderful as the Gunners' comeback was at Reading in the Capital One Cup, it only papered over the cracks. If they go 4-0 down inside half an hour against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, there will be no coming back from the dead. When they come up against old boy Robin Van Persie, there will be no room for passengers who go missing when the chips are down, as too many Arsenal players did for an hour at Reading. I'm afraid it's almost inevitable that van Persie will have a big influence at his reunion with Arsenal, just as Emmanuel Adebayor came back to haunt them when he moved to Manchester City from the Emirates. The bottom line is that van Persie left Arsenal in the summer to join a bigger and better club, and I don't blame him. He is playing with Wayne Rooney every week where he could have been partnering Girou ...
Arsène Wenger confirmed yesterday that Robin Van Persie turned down an offer from Manchester City – thought to be in the region of £300,000-a-week – to join Manchester United from Arsenal this summer. The Arsenal manager also urged his club's fans to give their former captain a warm reception when he faces them, for the first time since he left the club, at Old Trafford tomorrow. Van Persie's defection from the Emirates Stadium was the most protracted transfer of the summer, with the Dutchman making it clear that he would not sign a new deal at Arsenal following a season in which he scored 37 goals and was named double Footballer of the Year. That left Arsenal with little choice but to sell their talisman, and Van Persie's destination was narrowed down to United, City or Juventus. After a £24m fee was agreed the forward turned down City's huge salary offer and eventually decided to become the first player since Viv Anderson to move to Old Trafford from Arsenal in a deal that brought huge criticism ...
Manchester United and Arsenal, who have scored and conceded a total of 41 goals between them in eight matches since October 20, promise a feast of football on Saturday as Robin Van Persie faces his ex-club for the first time. Arsenal will be desperate to stop their former talismanic striker, who scored 37 goals for the Gunners in all competitions last term before joining United in August where he has continued to find the net ahead of the Old Trafford clash. The Londoners, though, had no trouble without him on Tuesday when they sealed a remarkable 7-5 extra-time win at Reading in the League Cup after trailing 4-0 at one stage in an extraordinary match. Winger Theo Walcott scored a hat-trick and boss Arsene Wenger says he can play as a striker, a sticking point in contract negotiations, but a berth up front at United seems too soon. "I always said that he will be a striker, so we are on the same wavelength there," Wenger told reporters having struggled to replace Van Persie. "Secondly, I believe he knows w ...
Aguero, Balotelli, Rooney & Van Persie among Premier League Ballon d'Or nominees The stars of the English top flight are joined by the likes of Radamel Falcao, Cristiano Ronaldo & three-time winner Lionel Messi on the shortlist of the world's best players Five stars currently plying their trade in the Premier Leaguehave been nominated for Fifa's prestigious Ballon d'Or award. The award is presented to the player who has been voted as the world's best by managers and captains of international teams, as well as a number of journalists. Premier League champions Manchester City provide three players, with Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli all making the list after a host of impressive displays last season. They are joined by two players from the other side of the city, with Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie also selected. Van Persie finished as the league's top goalscorer last season, netting a staggering 30 goals at Arsenal, whilst Rooney came in second place with 27. Former ...
Zinedine Zidane(zizou) wrote: Arsene Wenger: Robin Van Persie was offered a salary of £300,000 per week by Manchester City but he declined it. -BJ
Here is the list of TOP TEN MOST INDISCIPLINE players in English Premier League: 1.) Mario Balotelli.Manchester City 2.) Carlos Tevez.Manchester City. 3.) Samir Nasiri.Manchester City. 4.) Robin Van Persie..Manchester United. 5.) Wayne Rooney.Manchester United 6.) John Terry.Chelsea. 7.) Ashley Cole...Chelsea. 8.) Joey Barton...Queens Park Rangers 9.) Louis Suarez...Liverpool. 10.) Alexander Song.Now with Barcelona.. Whom do u think he is here by mistake and whom do u think is missing and why?
Robin Van Persie playing for Manchester United against rivals Manchester City, scores an amazing own goal to the brilliant music of Maverick Sabre. Exclusive...
Mancini admits Arsenal as threat to EPL title Roberto Mancini .Roberto Mancini believes Arsenal will be one of the threats Manchester City have to see off in order to retain their Premier League title. Super Sunday The two sides meet in one of EPL Super Sunday clash and go into the fixture level on points, with the Gunners sitting in third to City’s fourth by virtue of goal difference. Both have made unbeaten starts to the league campaign but endured contrasting fortunes in the Champions League in midweek, Arsenal coming from behind to beat Ligue 1 champions Montpellier, while City twice gave up the lead before losing 3-2 against La Liga champions Real Madrid. Better team -Arsenal can compete for the title this season. They are better than last season, even if they lost some good players. Maybe, because of that, there is less pressure on them this season. They lost van Persie and Song, but the players they have brought in have experience and quality. Mancini was quoted on ESPN.
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According to Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini, Arsenal are title contenders despite the loss of last season’s key men – Robin Van Persie to City rivals Manchester United and Alex Song toBarcelona.
Although Arsenal have not won any cup since 7 years back, I think they are the best club in England. This is because, notwithstanding the number of top players who have let the club like Fabregas, Van Persie, Song, Hleb, Henry and the likes, the club always gets their replacement in time and challenge for the top 4 Champions League position. Just imagine Manchester United losing Rooney, Scholes and Chicarito at the same time within one season. It will be a disaster. Look at Torres at Chelsea, who looks a pile of his own shadow. Without Drogba, look at how Chelsea suffered against Atl. Madrid and Juventus. Imagine Manchester City without Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany. The team will be totally dead. But consistantly, Arsenal seems to be losing their best stars but still survives the test of beating top teams like Liverpool this month, beating Manchester City at home last season whereby Manchester United thrilled Manchester City by 6 - 1 at Old Trafford. I am still convinced that Arsenal is the best team in ...
Robin Van Persie wrote: Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winner against Manchester City - but his future with Real Madrid is still in doubt [video via GMF]
Ian Watson welcomed Joe Hart's honest appraisal of Manchester City's defeat and suggests Roberto Mancini focus on his defensive frailties. Despite a man-of-the-match performance at the Bernabeu, Joe Hart is still likely to be pulled aside after the Champions League defeat to Real Madrid and have his reactions questioned by Roberto Mancini. City surrendered in the final minute of normal time, when they gifted Cristiano Ronaldo all the time he needed to unleash a dipping drive which had Vincent Kompany ducking for cover. Hart's culpability has been widely debated, but his reluctance to deflect away post-match questions with anything other than straight-forward honesty seems to have angered Mancini more than the keeper's failure to block Ronaldo's rocket. Hart, creditably, offered no excuses for City's capitulation and refused to put a positive spin on an entirely avoidable defeat. Mancini, already seething after snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, clearly took offence. The manager responded: "Joe Har ...
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has warned Theo Walcott that his contract negotiations could end up affecting team selection if the situation drags on for the rest of the season. Walcott's current deal with the Gunners expires at the end of this season and negotiations have reached a stalemate, raising fears the England winger could become the latest star name to quit the North London club over the last 12 months. Wenger has already been forced to let Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin Van Persie leave against his wishes and, with Liverpool and Manchester City interested in Walcott, he doesn't want the contract talks to end in a repeat of those departures. The 23-year-old could potentially sign a lucrative pre-contract agreement with another club in January and Wenger admitted that, should the situation drag on, he may reconsider how best to utilise the player later in the season. "It can (change selection policy), but at the moment I still hope to extend his contract so at the moment, it doesn't affect m ...
Van Persie key to United's title charge 14 Sep 2012 06:43:44 Sir Alex Ferguson was relieved to welcome a fit Robin Van Persie back to Manchester ahead of Saturday's clash against Wigan at Old Trafford. The Dutch forward, who has started the season in impressive goal-scoring form for United, came off at halftime of Holland's 4-1 victory over Turkey with a thigh injury. But it appears that his removal from that World Cup qualifier was merely a precaution and, with England centre-forward Wayne Rooney still sidelined after cutting his leg badly in the recent win over Fulham, van Persie's fitness is all the more important for United. Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has certainly been impressed by the start the Dutchman has made to his United career, with four goals in his first three appearances. "The very important thing is Robin Van Persie absolutely chose us," said Schmeichel. "He wanted to come to us, it wasn't a question of us paying more than Manchester City or any other club. He wanted to be w ...
Fabio Capello feels the destiny of the Premier League title has swung from Manchester City back to Manchester United thanks to their deal for Robin Van Persie.
The £22 million transfer fee and Van Persie's age represent a departure from Sir Alex Ferguson's recent transfer policy of securing young players with a high sell-on value, but with four goals for the Former Arsenal striker already this season, Giggs insists it is a great deal for United. He told Sky Sports News: "The goals that [Van Persie] scored, and his performances in general, it's obvious he's a world-class player. "The manager's policy over the last 10, 15 years is to buy young players and develop them, the likes of Cristiano [Ronaldo], the likes of Wayne [Rooney]. "But Robin's a ready-made world class star and is proven. I think he's shown that in the first few games and I'm sure there's more to come." Losing out on the final day to bitter rivals Manchester City was galling for the United squad, and Giggs feels that the addition of the prolific Dutchman could make the difference between the two Manchester clubs if the sides are neck and neck once more.
Manchester City made a €200 million offer for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Spanish newspaper AS. The Portuguese winger revealed he’s ‘sad’ with life at Real Madrid after not celebrating his two goals against Granada at the weekend. Reports in France claim former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba rejected the chance to sign for Juventus in the final hours of deadline day, despite speculated financial troubles at Shanghai Shenhua. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to protect young winger Raheem Sterling, and has managed to keep the 17-year-old out of Stuart Pearce’s England U21 squad. Wayne Rooney has revealed his favourite goal is the overhead kick that beat Manchester City 2-1 back in 2011. The revelation comes in The Daily Mirror, who are serialising his soon-to-be-released new book. And finally, Arsenal‘s Bacary Sagna has revealed he’s far from happy with life at the Emirates Stadium, after watching Robin Van Persie and Alex Song leave this summer.
Top 10: Most expensive summer transfers of the 2012 summer transfer window 2012 Despite the headline signings of Eden Hazard to Chelsea, Robin van Perise to Manchester United, and Luka Modric to Real Madrid, it's Paris Saint Germain who have made the biggest splash in the 2012 summer transfer market. The Ligue 1 club secured the signatures of three of the ten most expensive players during the recent window, which closed for business on Friday evening, not to reopen again until January. Brazilian attacking midfielder Lucas Moura - another player bound for the French capital -was actually the biggest deal negotiated this window, with €45 million set to change hands between PSG and Sao Paulo. But, with the 19-year-old playmaker arriving in January, the transfer will count towards the 2013 mid-season window. In ascending order,most expensive summer signings: 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic | AC Milan to PSG | £16m 9. Santi Cazorla | Malaga to Arsenal | £16m 8. Javi Garcia | Benfica to Manchester City | £16m 7. E ...
Manchester City lead Chelsea in £47m race for Falcao A summer move failed to materialise as the club were unable to offload Edin Dzeko despite interest from AC Milan and Bayern Munich, while Carlos Tevez's return to form saw him return to favour under Roberto Mancini. Chelsea are also huge admirers of Falcao, who has scored 42 goals in 53 appearances for Atletico Madrid including a stunning hat-trick against the Blues in his side's Uefa Supercup victory in Monaco last Friday. But City are confident of landing their man after a 12-month long pursuit with Atletico's recent financial struggles ensuring they must listen to big-money offers for their star player. Falcao has a €60m (£47m) release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract and City believe their strong relationship with the Spanish club will help to facilitate a deal. City eased Atletico's financial difficulties last year by paying £38m to sign Sergio Aguero, from under the noses of their great rivals Real Madrid, with most of the transfer fee ...
Darren Fletcher included in Man Utd Premier League squad Darren Fletcher has been included in Manchester United's Premier League squad as he pushes to return from a chronic bowel condition. Scotland midfielder Fletcher, 28, has not played for United since November last year. Aston Villa have selected Stiliyan Petrov, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March Clubs were required to submit 25-man squads to the Premier League on 4 September. Players under the age of 21 are eligible over and above the limit of 25 players. Stoke's squad will be confirmed at a later date as they are currently considering an application to register new signing Michael Owen. Fletcher has also been included in Manchester United's squad for the Champions League. Kolo Toure have been omitted from Manchester City's Champions League squad and Chelsea have left Florent Malouda out of theirs. Premier League squads: Arsenal (23): Andrey Arshavin, Mikel Arteta, Santiago Cazorla, Marouane Chamakh, Andre Santos, Abou Diaby, Johan Djou ...
'That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case. At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of. Abrazos to all madridistas !' -Cristiano Ronaldo. I KNEW IT. I KNEW HE WASN'T LIKE Van Persie. I feel sad that teams like PSG and Manchester City increased their bids when he just said that he's 'sad'. Sometimes, money can't buy you everything. ;) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid. Screw y'all haters. :]
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Published On: Fri, Aug 31st, 2012 Article / English Premier League | By RSK The 5 Best and Worst Signings on the Transfer Deadline Day in EPL Today is the transfer deadline day, so let us have a look at the best signings and the worst signings of EPL which took place on the final day! The Worst Signings : 5. Afonso Alves : (Heerenveen to Middlesbrough, £13million), 31 January 2008 This was and still is the biggest signing in the club’s history. Alfonso Alves had scored 45 goals in just 38 appearances for Heerenveen in his last season. But his spell at Boro was one to forget. He managed just 13 goals in 42 appearances which included a goal against Manchester United and a hat-trick against Manchester City in an 8-1 victory. However, Alves could not find the form which led to his record move, and with a haul of just four league goals the season turned out to be a disappointing one for both him and Middlesbrough, who were relegated to the Championship. 4. Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham (und ...
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Manchester City are aiming to complete the signing of Inter Milan defender Maicon and Benfica's Javi Garcia before the transfer deadline. Brazil's Maicon, 31, is available for around £5m and boss Roberto Mancini wants him as cover for Pablo Zabaleta. The £24m-rated Garcia has become a possible new target after Mancini's main midfield target, Daniele De Rossi, decided to stay at Roma. Fiorentina defender Matija Nastasic is also set to sign for City on Friday. The Serbian teenager will cost the Premier League champions around £12m - with Stefan Savic going in the opposite direction to Italy. Swansea's Scott Sinclair should also confirm a £6.2m deal with City on Friday. Mancini insisted City faced a busy five days in the market after the 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday and they have responded as the deadline approaches. City signed Everton's Jack Rodwell in a £12m deal but decided against pursuing deals for Robin Van Persie, who went to Manchester United for £24m, and Eden Hazard, the Belgium internati ...
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, 30, has expressed his frustration at new players facing immediate comparisons with departed star Robin Van Persie. England winger Theo Walcott has rejected a new Arsenal contract and could be sold for £15m with Manchester City and Liverpool favourites to sign the 23-year-old.
Transfer Gossips and latest news about EPL teams! -Yann M'Vila - "I think Tottenham is the choice for the future." -BREAKING NEWS: Tottenham have confirmed that an agreement has been reached with Real Madrid for the transfer of Luka Modric this summer. -Torres: It is a privilege to play alongside Hazard -Andre Villas-Boas confirms he will attempt to replace Luka Modric before the transfer window closes on Friday. -Dembele puts Manchester United, Chelsea and more on alert after admitting 'I want to go to the top' -Official: Liverpool sign Sahin on season-long loan from Real Madrid C.F. -Daily Mail: Arsenal are considering a £15million move for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye. -Tevez underlines desire to stay at City Carlos Tevez underlined his wholehearted enthusiasm for the Manchester City cause with his actions on and off the field. -Pardew still keen on Carroll Alan Pardew believes Andy Carroll would add "a nice dimension" to Newcastle's team, but says a deal for the Liverpool striker is in the board ...
Manchester United's signing of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal has sent out a "big message" that the club is determined to win trophies this season, Ryan Giggs has said. Empics Ryan Giggs is excited about the new season Van Persie moved to Old Trafford from the Emirates in a deal thought to be worth around £24 million after a summer of speculation had seen him linked with United, champions Manchester City and Juventus. And veteran Giggs said United were ready to put the disappointment of losing last season's title on goal difference - and finishing the season empty-handed - behind them. "It [the van Persie signing] sends out a big message," Giggs told United's official website. "It's great when a player comes out and says he wants to come to the club as well. "I'm biased, but players should want to come to United because you're always guaranteed to be up there challenging for trophies, there's a great team spirit, top facilities, and you get to play for a great manager. There are so many plus points." The ...
Exclusive! Terms of the Song deal revealed: There’s an unprecedented ’hairstyle clause’ inserted in the contract, which gives Arsenal a £50,000 windfall every time Song decides to wear a new skunk on his head changes his hairstyle. Arsenal are currently working on building a big enough money coffer. - Robin Van Persie drank too much to celebrate his Man United contract, and the little boy inside him was sent to a juvenile detention center in the debauchery that ensued. Van Persie is trying to negotiate his release, but he doesn’t agree with the direction those talks are going in. - Samir Nasri wants to leave Manchester City because he doesn’t agree with being able to just walk into the team after Aguero’s injury and Silva’s form. ”Last year, I was happy to sit on the bench and I let the coach know that. Somehow, the fans are not as passionate with me on the field,” he said, as Adam Johnson looked tearfully on and Jack Rodwell whimpered, his head in his hands. - Mancini bids for Arsene W ...
Transfer Gossips - -Marseille right-back Cesar Azpilicueta is reportedly close to sealing a £7million switch to Chelsea and he believes it would good for everyone if a deal can be finalised, as it would help the French club’s finances. -I don't need an Agent, I will always stay at Arsenal -Jack Wilshere -Manchester United have completed the deal to sign Vitesse's left back Alexander Buttner. ! -Chelsea make opening £29M bid for Napoli ace Cavani Chelsea hope to do business with Napoli over Edinson Cavani for £29 million. -Swansea first-team coach Alan Curtis has confirmed that the club are preparing to sell Scott Sinclair to Manchester City. -Joe Hart: I want a medal every season -We didn't use him enough: Fergie blames players for not getting best out of Van Persie. -Sky Sports understands Tottenham are close to finally agreeing a deal to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City. -RT According to BBC Liverpool,Sunderland and Tottenham have all joined the race for the signing of Adam Johnson from ...
Manchester United made a losing start to the Premier League season Monday, crashing to a 1-0 defeat at Everton as Robin Van Persie endured a dismal debut. Marouane Fellaini capped an impressive performance by heading in a corner from Former United midfielder Darron Gibson in the 57th minute. "I don't think anybody tonight was considering Everton at all," Everton manager David Moyes told Sky Sports television. "A lot of people forgot Everton aren't a bad team, and Goodison is a difficult place to come and win." Tom Cleverley came closest to levelling for last season's runners up, but his shot was cleared off the line by Everton defender Phil Jagielka. Signing Van Persie from Arsenal last week was meant to provide the additional firepower the 19-time champions need to regain the Premier League title from rivals Manchester City. But the Netherlands striker, who cost a reported 24 million pounds ($38 million), failed to even hit the target after coming off the bench in the 68th. It was the first time Alex Fer ...
Cantona arrived at Old Trafford in 1992 and then went on to dominate English football with the Red Devils, and while United may not enjoy the same levels of success this time round, Sir Alex believes Van Persie's arrival will at least dethrone local rivals and current champions Manchester City. The 29-year-Old Dutchman was brought to Old Trafford to galvanize United's attack, which for once was second best to Manchester City's last year. Sir Alex told The Daily Mail: "No matter the years of experience we have of going for titles, last year was a different type of year. It's the first time anyone has beaten us on goal difference. That is what cost us the league and it won't happen again. Trust me on that. "Robin is what we have needed for the last couple of years. We needed a finished player. We have had several players who have been this sort of catalyst, starting with Eric Cantona. "We were still capable of winning the title without Robin but he gives us a sort of certainty for the future." The United bo ...
'Van Persie can hold key to title race' Van Persie ... could play against Everton. AFP LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has warned champions Manchester City that his side's swoop for Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie could tilt the balance of power in the Premier League back to Old Trafford. With the new Premier League campaign starting on Saturday, United have landed a significant blow before the first ball has even been kicked after Dutch star van Persie decided to snub City in favour of a move to Sir Alex Ferguson's team. When big-spending City snatched the title in sensational fashion on the final day of last season, scoring twice in stoppage-time to win against QPR, it seemed there had been a changing of the guard in England's top flight. City, who start their title defence against Southampton at Eastlands on Sunday, had looked favourites to cement their status as the country's new superpower by signing van Persie. But Ferguson's powers of persuasion tempted van Persie to United ...
Manchester United's capture of Robin Van Persie has United fans dreaming of recapturing the Premier League title from neighboring Manchester City. Though Van Persie is a brilliant player, Sir Alex Ferguson's latest acquisition is a grave mis-allocation of United's funds and brings the Red Devils no ...
Later transfer news: Van Persie already with Man U for 39 Millions. Alex Song from Arsenal to possibly Barcelona or Juventus; Jack Rodwell with Manchester City, Leandro Damiao is a Manchester City target as well. Luka Modric signed with Real Madrid Today Gaston Ramirez and Chicharito Hernandez possible Arsenal moves
Manchester City and Italian giants Juventus were also thought to be interested in Van Persie's signature but the Dutchman looks set to join former Crewe youngster Nick Powell and Japan international midfielder Shinji Kagawa as Sir Alex Ferguson's summer recruits.
New signings: Powell.Kagawa.Van Persie.and Nemanja Vidic. And if we're really lucky Darren Fletcher. Game on Manchester City.
Ex-Tottenham boss Redknapp: Arsenal won't survive Van Persie sale Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Arsenal will struggle this season. Redknapp rates Manchester City favourites for the title ahead of Manchester United. Redknapp, who was recently appointed a Sky Sports Fantasy Football ambassador, said: "I suppose City will be favourites and then Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham again. "Arsenal will be in for a tough season this year if they lose Van Persie, I think they’ve got it all to do and Tottenham could finish above them this year. "[Sir Alex Ferguson] will want to win a trophy this year and they’ll push Man City all the way. "I think Liverpool will do better. People say there’s a long rebuilding process going on at the club, but they’ll be there. They’ve got fantastic players in my opinion – [Luis] Suarez, [Andy] Carroll, [Steven] Gerrard, [Jamie] Carragher, Glen Johnson, a great goalkeeper in Pepe Reina and some good central defenders. They should be pushing for the top four. ...
Two wrongs! If RVP signs for Manchester United, he has made the mistake of signing for a team where speed is everything: he hasn't got the speed to play the Man United 100 kilometres football. We might be looking at another Dimitr Berbatov in the making. Just in the first season of re-learning how to strike since 2004, he feels it's time to leave without completing the re-learning process. Don't forget that apart from the speed, he also not very strong, having been through a torrid injury ridden time with the Gunners. Arsenal should have sold him to Manchester City and taken Edin Dzeko as part of the deal. He is faster, quicker and stronger than RVP and has got the properties of Van Persie and a two foot play and aerial presence. He is suited to the Gunners style. RVP is one foot player. Solo
My team Manchester United has signed probably the best Striker in the English Premier League, Robin Van Persie!!! for Manchester City. Man Utd to reign supreme once again!
Emmanuel Adebayor has been told he will not play for Manchester City this season by Roberto Mancini.
Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini says Carlos Tevez can be like a new signing this season
Top News: Sir Alex Ferguson’s latest absence from Man United’s pre-season friendly has strengthened the rumours that the veteran manager stayed back in England to push forward a deal for Robin Van Persie.But the Daily Mail reports that Arsene Wenger’s great rivalry with Sir Alex is a huge obstacle and with the Red Devils not likely to go beyond their £15m bid for the 28 year old, a stalemate has well and truly been reached. Meanwhile, the Mirror reports that Van Persie has infirmed Holland manager Louis Van Gaal that he would definitely feature in Arsenal’s pre-season warm up game against Cologne later today. - new Manchester City have often been blamed for inflating the transfer prices and wages in the English game and the latest example of their financial indiscretions comes courtesy of one Emmanuel Adebayor. The People reports that City have surrendered to the striker’s demands as part of his move to Tottenham, which include a £5m sign-on fee and a further wage subsidy for the next two year ...
Robin Van Persie could fly in to Manchester for talks with Sir Alex Ferguson over a transfer from Arsenal as early as tonight, according to the Manchester Evening News. The United boss has reportedly jumped into pole position to sign the Dutchman, who is currently with the Gunners at their training camp in Germany. But reports suggest Van Persie could fly back to England this evening to hold talks with Ferguson. The three-way tussle to sign the Arsenal captain looks to have narrowed, with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini all but conceding defeat and Juventus reportedly unwilling to match the striker's wage demands.
Mancini Not Happy for not being able to Sign Robin Van Persie Roberto Mancini today claimed Robin Van Persie will stay at Arsenal or join Manchester United as his frustrations with a summer of transfer inactivity boiled over. Manchester City Manager once again pointed the finger at the club's football administrator Brian Marwood when asked about his club's failure to sign top target Van Persie or indeed anyone this summer.
Now call me a pessimist or anti-Wenger, but of this £200m spent, how many of these players have actually improved the squad. Some have made the club profit (mainly to Manchester City) yet their influence at Arsenal has been minimal, or at the least has not brought success. I believe that Wenger’s flawed transfer policy has led to a policy of quantity over quality and as you can see above, not all the transfers are “cheap”. Arsenal therefore have made grave mistakes in the transfer market which has affected the success of the side. Do not be fooled that Arsenal do not spend money, what they do is spend is for the wrong players. Defending wins titles Already I hope spoken of the success which Wenger enjoyed due to the strong defence he firstly inherited from George Graham and then the one he assembled of Lehmann, Kolo Toure, Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole and Lauren. In both cases his attacking football was supported by an immense, powerful and reliable defensive structure. The success of his fast paced, ...
Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini does not believe Robin Van Persie will move to Etihad Stadium this summer
Reigning champions Chelsea and Premier League runners-up Manchester United have the best chance of the four English teams, according to the poll, while the league champions, Manchester City, haven’t got a hope, with just 1% of supporters backing Roberto Mancini to guide City to their first Champions League trophy. The Premier League champions certainly have the squad to win the continental competition, with Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez among Europe’s best strikers. But their lack of discipline and European experience counted against them last season, and may do again during the next campaign. Mancini’s side crashed out in the group stages last season, with one particularly miserable night in Munich responsible for Carlos Tevez’s five month exclusion from the City squad. Mancini will be hopeful of more successful – and less stressful – campaign this time around, although the fans are doubtful. While City were hit by misfortune and misery, Roberto Di Matteo’s side shocked Eu ...
Premier League News & Transfer Gossips - BOF -São Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura will join Manchester United for £30 million after the Olympic Games, according to a report in the Daily Mail. -Manchester City prepare £20m bid & £100,000-a-week contract for Agger -Cazorla edges closer to Arsenal switch Santi Cazorla is poised to become an Arsenal player early next week. -Report: Robin Van Persie has re-opened contract talks with Arsenal. -According to TeamTalk, Spurs are linked with 3 goalkeepers - Hugo Lloris, Maarten Stekelenburg and Julio Cesar. -Announcement of Cazorla signing could be early next week as there is confusion as to who is signing off the transfer at Malaga. [Skysports] -Modric set for Tottenham first team return with no agreement reached -Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic was delighted to be back in action at last against Valerenga after a long injury lay-off. -Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko admits that he's been keeping aware of AC Milan's situation and "would like to play in ...
Patrick Vieira, a key figure in the Manchester City backroom staff, admits Arsenal's wantaway striker Robin Van Persie is a target for the Premier League cha...
News: Short Takes 'No offers for RVP' Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday the club had not received any offers for his wantaway captain Robin Van Persie, who is being chased by Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus. Van Persie's future has been the ... www.thestatesman.net
Manchester United have agreed a £30million deal for Brazil's Lucas Moura - and Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to take his spending to close on £50m by finally ending the Robin Van Persie transfer saga this week. Lucas Moura will have a medical in Manchester today after travelling down last night from Newcastle for Brazil's Olympic Games quarter-final against Honduras at St James' Park, where he started on the bench. Ferguson stayed behind to finalise the Moura business when the team left for Norway yesterday for the match against Valerenga. He will also be on hand to press ahead with Van Persie's move. Ferguson is optimistic that any further hitches will be overcome for the Holland striker to become a United player before the season's curtain-raiser in a fortnight. The Arsenal striker, the current Footballer of the Year, has been courted by Manchester City and Inter Milan and his inclusion in the squad's pre-season preparation in Germany has increased speculation that he may even sign a new contract at the ...
The fears of Robin Van Persie leaving Arsenal for a bitter rival in Manchester City or Manchester United look to be over according to the Daily Mirror. Robin Va
Van Persie reluctant to join Manchester City - Belfast Telegraph
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Juventus will pull out of the bidding for Robin Van Persie if Manchester City trim their asking price for Edin Dzeko. {The Times}
Reports in the media claim that Manchester United will put in a renewed bid for Robin Van Persie before this weekend in order to beat Juventus and Manchester City to his signature. Apparently, Van Persie is skeptical of a move to Juve after the latest match fixing scandal which has now also put Coach Antonio Conte in the eye of the storm. With the Old Lady and their 220,000 pounds a week offer to RVP out of the picture and City unwilling to spend big in the shadow of the upcoming Financial Fair Play regulations, United could be in the driver’s seat for Van Persie. However, Sir Alex Ferguson is unwilling to part with 20 million pounds and meet Arsenal’s valuation. It is thought that United’s bid will be a little above their initial offer believed to be around 15 million pounds. If City are indeed serious about Gonzalo Higuain and have turned their attention away from Van Persie then his price should come down. Plus, if Juventus are out of the race then that would leave United as the only potential su ...
Roberto Mancini is looking to boost Manchester City's striking options by making a £35million bid for Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain.
Pre-season fixtures to watch out for The Gunners have often made a net profit in the transfer market in recent seasons, in contrast to some of their big-spending rivals, but have not won a major trophy since 2005 despite consistently holding on to their place in the top four of the Premier League. No Van Persie bids yet - Wenger PSG are the latest example of a club enjoying new mega-rich owners, having splashed around €95 million (£75m) in total on stars Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva this summer. "We consider ourselves in a privileged position because we have a massive income," Wenger is quoted as saying by The Sun. "But overall we are not mega-rich because we do not have unlimited resources. "A club can buy players like PSG has done or Manchester City or Chelsea, with unlimited resources, but overall football suffers. "Look at the activity on the transfer market since the start of the summer. PSG are ambitious and they have resources and that's it. We talk always about the same ...
Manchester City legend and former director Dennis Tueart believes City need to sell Carlos Tevez in order to make room for Robin Van Persie. But Tueart said he felt City boss Roberto Mancini would be better off buying defender Daniel Agger and midfielder Daniele De Rossi than adding another striker ...
In Tuesday's cartoon, Manchester City's Carlos Tevez shows Roberto Mancini why a move for Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie might not be for the best
Vincent Kompany has hailed Manchester City target Robin Van Persie, saying he would be an "incredible addition" to the Premier League champions' squad
Goal.com shared the following link and had this to say about it: CARTOON: Roberto Mancini might be daydreaming of Robin Van Persie, but Carlos Tevez serves the Manchester City boss a swift reminder that he might not need the Arsenal striker!! Check out Goal.com's Cartoon of the Day below and let us know your thoughts on who's better - RVP or Tevez... Tuesday's cartoon, Manchester City's...
Van Persie deal would be 'incredible' for City: Vincent Kompany wants Robin Van Persie at Manchester City
Putting statistics to one side, Van Persie has struggled to remain dignified in his attempts to leave the Emirates. Publicly denouncing the ambitions of the club, thus undermining Arsene Wenger, his statement looked even more hollow given that Arsenal had already strengthened with the signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. His words earlier this month, which were released on his personal website, also reduced his transfer fee significantly as Manchester City, United and Juventus will all bid in the knowledge that Arsenal will want to cash in on a player who will leave the club for nothing next summer. There's no loyalty repaid in a team and manager who have waited seven years for him to shine. Yet during those years when, at some stage or other, he was sidelined through injury, Van Persie seemed content with the club's ambitions; there were no public cries of concern from the striker then. The subject of money, which the Dutchman denied was any influence in his decision, is tiptoed around when pla ...
Robin Van Persie: Manchester United Best Fit for Dutch Striker in Transfer By Timothy Rapp (Featured Columnist) on July 25, 2012 9,691 reads 19 Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more storiesNext Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Let's get one thing clear—the last thing I want to see is Robin Van Persie go to either Manchester United or Manchester City. As an Arsenal fan, I'd prefer the team transferred him to the moon if he can't be convinced to say (or at least Juventus). But if I were his adviser and tasked with guiding him to the best fit for his talents and trophy-winning aspirations, I would have to send him to Manchester United. And Danny Mills and Gary Pallister agree. From Alistair Magowan of BBC: But Pallister thinks Van Persie, 28, might suffer from City's squad rotation, while Mills says United are better placed to challenge in Europe. "Strikers get frustrated at City and I don't think Van Persie would be rotated as much at United," said Pallister. "Van Persie has proven he is top quality and I ...
Manchester City beat an Arsenal side without Robin Van Persie 2-0 in Beijing thanks to goals from Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure.
Manchester United : Red Devils Passion wrote: Former Man City defender Danny Mills has urged Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie to pick Manchester United ahead of his former club. “Manchester United are still, in terms of club, bigger on a worldwide basis. Manchester City are still up and coming. “In terms of challenging for the Champions League, if that’s what Van Persie really wants, I think Manchester United will
According to Sky Italia , Robin Van Persie has told his agent Kees Vos that he doesnt want to join Manchester City
Sky Italia claim Van Persie's representatives have ruled out a move to Manchester City. Decision seemingly between Man Utd and Juventus.
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Tierry Henry to Arsenal, Van Persie to Manchester City, Luka Modric to Real Madrid, and Edin Dzeko to Bayern Munchen ?!
Why RVP should not join United? Robin Van Persie officially announced on 4th July that he was intending to leave Arsenal when he wrote on his website “I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract. You guys, the fans, have of course the right to disagree with my view and decision and I will always respect your opinions.” Van Persie, who was the top goal scorer of BPL last season, failed to help Arsenal end their streak of winning no trophies. His top three choices include Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City. However, rumours suggest that he might sign for Manchester United. Though the Dutch star has always been a fan favourite at Arsenal, he might not enjoy the same position at United. RVP, who plays as a striker, will have to face competition from Rooney, Chicharito and Danny Welbeck. Rooney, who has been described as the ‘soul of Manchester United’ by Valencia, of course has a fixed position in his team. At United, the fans have more associati ...
Van Persie convinced Man Utd his best option Arsenal rebel Robin Van Persie wants a move to Manchester United ahead of Manchester City. The People says Van Persie's preference is believed to be Old Trafford, where he believes he'll get far more game time than at City, as Roberto Mancini is already overloaded with strikers. Van Persie would have competition from Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko and, possibly, Emmanuel Adebayor if City cannot agree a deal with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for the sale of the Togo striker. Mancini is desperate to stop Van Persie joining United but last night Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to be in pole position. Sir Alex Ferguson thinks signing Van Persie would give United a great chance of reclaiming the title and is excited by the prospect of having four top strikers - Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez. My Take Rvp is spot on here but can this deal happen?
These are the sports stories making the national headlines today, including Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth
I just read: "Arsenal should sell Van Persie as they cannot compete financially with Manchester City & United - former boss George Graham"
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Cartoon of the day: Arsene Wenger halts Robin Van Persie's Great Escape from Arsenal to Manchester City
Stewart Robson insists Arsene Wenger is to blame for the fact Robin Van Persie wants to quit the club. The Dutch striker says he won’t sign an extension to his current contract, which has just one year left to run, and that is likely to spark a bidding war between Manchester City, Manchester United ...
the evidence is increasingly conclusive that Arsenal is a feeder club for Manchester City. It now appears inevitable that Robin Van Persie will soon be making the move from the Emirates to east Manchester, following Samir Nasri, Kolo Touré and Gaël Clichy. City fans must be wondering how on earth they let Cesc Fabregas slip away.
La Liga champions Real Madrid are the most represented club on the list, with seven players, followed by Premier League holders Manchester City, who boast six players. Champions League winners Chelsea and Catalan giants Barcelona boast four players each, while Radamel Falcao is the sole player from Europa League champions, Atletico Madrid. The players were chosen by a jury of journalists from each of Uefa’s 53 member associations. The governing body for European football will reveal on August 14 the names of the three players who were given the most points by the writers, who will then proceed to the live vote to choose the overall winner in Monaco. Barca’s Lionel Messi was the winner of the first edition of the award, beating team-mate Xavi and Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo to the honour. Raul and Didier Drogba have left Europe since their exploits last season for Al Sadd and Shanghai Shenhua respectively, while Shinji Kagawa’s form for Borussia Dortmund earned him a summer move to Manchester United ...
Roberto Mancini insists he wants to keep Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko despite Manchester City's interest in Robin Van Persie. [Daily Express]
Etihad Stadium side chase Kenyan international. Man City consider Wanyama bid as they wait for Van Persie developments Manchester City are monitoring
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has suggested the club swap Robin Van Persie for Manchester City's Edin Dzeko.
Italian giants AC Milan are set to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, allowing Roberto Mancini to make his move for Robin Van Persie
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Ray Parlour has claimed Arsenal could swap Robin Van Persie for Edin Dzeko in order to find a ready-made replacement for their wantaway captain. Roberto Mancini is known to be keen on adding the Dutch striker to his Manchester City squad this summer but Arsenal are not keen to sell to a Premier Leag...
Carlos Tevez is set to join AC Milan which would leave the door open for Van Persie to join Manchester City. - Mail On Sunday
Daily Star reports that Robin Van Persie's is very interested in Manchester City's cash as he has started planning...
Man City’s Aguero: Messi, van Persie and Ronaldo world’s best Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has rated Lionel Messi as the world’s best player with Robin Van Persie and Cristiano Ronaldo next. The Argentine ace was asked to name his top three strikers by a fan during a video segment called 'asksergio' for the City’s official website with his initial response fairly biased. "Messi, Messi and Messi," Aguero said of the Barcelona star and his national teammate. But he quickly altered that remark by adding Arsenal captain van Persie and Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo to that group. "Van Persie, and if I have to choose another, [Cristiano] Ronaldo,” he added. My take I beg, Maradona in-law, pick one person jare!
Emmanuel Adebayor to seal Tottenham Hotspur move Tottenham Hotspur have agreed an undisclosed fee to sign Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor. City could now be ready to make their first firm move to sign Arsenal's Robin Van Persie once the Togolese striker completes his exit. Adebayor, 28, scored 18 goals in 37 appearances du
Mancini is also aware that Van Persie is reluctant to sign for City while Adebayor is at the club after the duo had a huge bust up back in 2009 when the Togo star stamped on the Dutchman. Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal for Emmanuel Adebayor.
Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to make two more signings to wrest the Premier League title back from Manchester City. Ferguson has already added midfield duo Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell to his squad and is looking to strengthen further this summer. Everton defender Leighton Baines and Brazil wonderkid Lucas Moura are top of ­Ferguson’s transfer targets, but he would also love to sign Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie. And although United face a heavy debt burden, Ferguson said there is money to spend on more signings.
Where is Luka Modric headed? Who will replace him at Tottenham, and which deal is holding up Manchester City's move for Robin Van Persie? Goal.com's correspondent talks business
Manchester City offers Edin Dzeko for Van Persie...what's your say?..
Why Arsenal must dump Van Persie and take the £40M-plus on offer by Chris Beattie Just sell, Arsenal. Just sell and get rid. Robin Van Persie's statement last week, confirming he was rejecting their new contract, was designed to inflict maximum damage. It was released on the same day as the club was officially announcing deals for Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud. It was a crass, nasty act, which displayed no recognition of the support granted him over the years. Van Persie's injury record has been long and frustrating. But you never heard from Arsene Wenger questioning his fitness, or from the board about the millions they were paying him as he recovered from the latest setback. Instead, they stood by the Dutchman and at 29, eight years on from arriving at the club from Feyenoord, he fulfilled that faith by carrying off last season's Player of the Year Double. Now, when most level-headed Gooners would accept him seeking that final, big pay-day elsewhere, Van Persie chose to make it personal, attacking ...
Carlo Ancelotti has ruled Paris Saint-Germain out of the race to sign Arsenal contract rebel Robin Van Persie. Manchester City are leading the chase for Van Persie.
It has already became a trend to see top Arsenal players join Manchester City, and after Vieira, Adebayor, Nasri, Clichy and Kolo Toure made the switch, club captain Robin Van Persie might also join the new league winners.
I've decided to start a football transfer gossip update: Team GB Captain Ryan Giggs is set for a shock move across town to Manchester City, with Carlos Teves' left leg going in the opposite direction. Arsenal are set to tempt Dean Windass out of retirement in a shock move to replace van Persie... Who is set to sign for Swindon Town after businessman extraordinaire Chap Toppleton buys the club and invests £300,000,000 into the transfer kitty and builds a new rotating stadium.
Barcelona FC, PSG and Manchester City on war for Robin Van Persie "RVP" sources confirmed. The 28-year-old Arsenal's player. Barca are more confident from the good friendship of Cesc Fabregas n RVP but City's Kolo Toure has said lots of words convincing as to why RVP should join City - the words Arsenal's board are preparing file a case against. City have prepared up to GBP 20mil while Barca wants to sell David Villa in order to obtain RVP. Viva RVP - You Roccck
Manchester City and Juventus continue to lead the chase for the striker who will be meeting with Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis this week
Transfer Alert; Salomon Kalou of Chelsea signs for Lille of France as Van Persie may set to Manchester City,d EPL Champions in his quest to win a laurel next season. Also J.S Park of Man United has signed for Queens Park Rangers for 5 million Pounds.
Manchester City will win the Champions League if Robin Van Persie moves to Etihad Stadium, according to Blues defender Kolo Toure.
Kolo Toure believes Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie could help Manchester City challenge for Uefa Champions League glory. "Robin is a top player. I've played with him, I know him and he's a great man. At City we have great players and the club does what it wants in transfers. But for me, if Robin comes it's great because I know what he...
Arsenal want to report Manchester City for allegedly 'tapping up' star striker Robin Van Persie. Theo Walcott is ready to follow Robin Van Persie out of the Arsenal exit door...Really pity on Arsene Wenger...He been developing the team but seems thei stars keep on moving out..now he need to rebuild again..Arsenal being a selling club to big clubs...
Kolo Toure looking for Van Persie reunion at Manchester City
Interesting twist in Robin Van Persie story with news that Manchester City must offload Emmanuel Adebayor to ...
Roberto Mancini is thought to have approached the Manchester City board for the release of the required funds to try and sign Robin Van Persie, Mirror Football
Bayern Munich is eyeing on Premier League winner Edin Dzeko. Will Manchester City agree on this move to recruite Van Persie from Arsenal?
Juventus are waiting for the green light from Manchester City to open talks over Edin Dzeko. Juve GM Beppe Marotta is eager to bring want-away Dzeko to Turin this summer and now is waiting on permission from City to open negotiations. Tuttosport says Juve are giving up on Arsenal ace Robin Van Persie to focus on Dzeko. Should the Dutchman agree to move to City, the Bosnia striker will become available to Juve.
Manchester City want to sell Carlos Tevez to Real Madrid to free up space for Robin Van Persie, according to The Sun.
Real Madrid will move for Manchester City's Carlos Tevez as they free up funds for Robin Van Persie (Sun)
Wenger dey make me laugh o! Arsene Wenger claims Manchester City are destroying his work at Arsenal. Wenger is clearly fed-up with losing his players to City as they face battle to keep hold of Robin Van Persie. "Sometimes people try to destroy your work", The 62-year-old told De Telegraaf. "I lost Nasri, Clichy and Fabregas to Barcelona at an age when they could have made the difference for Arsenal, now Manchester City wants to sign Van Persie again", Wenger said.. Someone should help this man beg Man City o!
Italy's players claim England blundered by getting rid of manager Fabio Capello. Rangers owner Charles Green is putting together an emergency plan to move the Glasgow giants to England as he battles for the club's future. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is pressing ahead with his deal for Jan Vertonghen. Arsene Wenger has insisted Robin Van Persie will not move to Juventus because he doesn't rate Serie A. Brendan Rodgers faces his first major battle as Liverpool boss with Manchester City ready to move for defender Martin Skrtel. Blackburn are making a £2million bid for Newcastle striker Leon Best. Arsenal are battling Chelsea to sign Hatem Ben Arfa. Victor Moses has been urged by Dave Whelan to think about his future rather than his agent. QPR boss Mark Hughes is in talks with Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy. Birmingham are giving Lee Clark a second interview this week after being put on hold by Roy Keane. Norwich boss Chris Hughton is in the bidding for Jack Butland - to open the door for Paul Lambert to ...
Manchester City are trying to sell Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz to raise funds to buy Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie. He must be very expensive player!
Edin Dzeko is a £25million target for Bayern Munich as Manchester City look to clear the decks so they can sign Robin Van Persie.
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Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie is to join Juventus instead of Manchester City if the striker leaves the Emirates in the Summer. The former Czech international, director and former player Pavel Nedved was sent by Juventus to meet with Van Persie at Holland's Euro 2012 training camp as they look to ...
Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini believes Robin Van Persie is a more realistic transfer target than Edinson Cavani
Why does Manchester City insist on poaching players from Arsenal, Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Patrick Viera and now they want Robin Van Persie, obviously a team that don't know how to develop their own players -__-
Ian Wright will come out of retirement to re-sign for Arsenal. This comes due to Robin Van Persie's imminent departure to Manchester City.
According to this morning’s Daily Mirror, Manchester City are preparing to ‘play hardball’ and only want to offer Arsenal £15 million for Robin Van Persie. Fifteen million quid?!?! Arsene Wenger should sit down on the nearest photocopier, take an enlarged copy of his balls and fax it through to City’s head office post haste. Patrick Vieira’s job there now is to collect faxes, distribute post, that sort of thing, so he'll know what it is and what to do with it...
Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has urged the Gunner manager to keep hold of star striker Robin Van Persie amidst interest from clubs like Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City. Van Persie, who left for Switzerland yesterday to join his international teammates ahead of the Euros, is yet t...
Former Arsenal striker Tony Woodcock has urged Robin Van Persie to ignore Manchester City and sign a new Gunners contract! Read more: Arsenal striker Tony Woodcock has advised Robin Van Persie to spurn the advances of Manchester City
Van Persie agent admits to Manchester City meetingArsenal striker's representative, Kees Vos, reveals to Goal.com that he was a guest of the Premier League champions' director Brian Marwood at the Etihad Stadium three months ago
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