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Robin Van Persie Believes He is a Better Player with Manchester United

February 6th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie believes he is playing better for his current club than when he played for Arsenal. He attributes this to United's excellent training regime led by coach Rene Meulensteen and the club's welcoming attitude.

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Van Persie has been in electrifying form this season, not missing a beat since his transfer from Arsenal to a completely different club with a different approach to how the game should be played. The Dutch striker has cored 19 goals in the Premier League alone (the most in the league so far) and has also shown a keen understanding with his fellow strike partners by providing them with plenty of assists.

Van Persie's attitude on and off the pitch will win him admirers as he has stated on numerous occasions that he feels he can still improve much more. The stellar striker has netted 22 goals this season in all competitions but he feels his play can still be better and that he has had plenty of chances that he has not taken. The desire to always be better is one that Sir Alex Ferguson has coveted in his players and that is a major reason why van Persie has been so successful at Old Trafford thus far.

Speaking to NOS, van Persie said, "Everyday I work on new things. I become alert to small details that make me better. I go into work everyday whistling. From the first day, they made me feel welcome, the boys made me feel right at home. I feel better and fitter. In the last week, I played Wednesday and Saturday. In those games I played with ease."

While United fans may want to knock on wood, van Persie has been remarkably fit this season especially in light of his past injury problems. Van Persie himself attributes this to coach Rene Meulensteen, a fellow Dutchman. Van Persie has labeled Meulensteen as one of the best coaches in the world and praised his approach to training and preparing for matches. 

Van Persie's obvious happiness with his new club is obvious by the way he performs on the pitch. He seems to have fit in flawlessly with United's system as if he has been a Red Devil his whole career. As the season moves into it's final few months, van Persie will no doubt play a vital role should United go on to win the title.

Tags: Manchester, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Premier League, Rene Meulensteen, Robin van Persie, Sir Alex Ferguson, Soccer

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