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Robin Van Persie Admits to Joy of Playing for Manchester United

February 17th, 2013 at 4:00 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

Robin van Persie has admitted that playing for Manchester United is a dream come true and that he would love to play in every single one of the club's remaining matches. The Dutchman also expressed his delight at the intensity of playing for United because of the buzz and excitement of the games.

'Robin van Persie' photo (c) 2013, Doha Stadium Plus Qatar - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Now that the season is entering its final phase, van Persie has hopes that Sir Alex Ferguson will pick him for the match against Reading in the FA Cup on Monday. Van Persie's excellent record of scoring this season was needed in the first FA Cup match that United played when the Dutch striker came on and scored a late equalizer against West Ham to force the match into a replay at Old Trafford. 

"I have found out that when you play for Manchester United, every game is a big game," van Persie said. "There are some extra special matches-like when you play City or Liverpool in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League-but the so-called smaller games are important also because winning those games makes you champions. I want to play against Reading. I want to keep going, playing all of the games. I love the intensity of playing for United. It is great to be involved in huge games when you don't know what is going to happen. I love the buzz, the drama, the excitement."

Van Persie is not the type of player to ever ask Ferguson for a rest and would only miss a match due to injury. The Dutchman has been remarkably fit this season, and he has played  in most of United's games. His 19 goals in the league is a major reason why United enjoy a 12 point lead over their nearest rivals. Van Persie may be rested for the Reading match, but the Dutch striker will certainly have a massive part to play in the closing stages of the season. 

Tags: FA Cup, Manchester, Manchester United, Premier League, Reading, Robin van Persie, Sir Alex Ferguson, Soccer

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