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Robin van Persie Biography & Latest News

Robin van Persie Biography

Robin van Persie is a Dutch football player who plays as a striker for Manchester United and the Dutch national team. Van Persie was born in an artistic family; his mother Jose Ras is a painter and jewellery designer and his father Bob is a sculptor. A table tennis fan and a Twitter user, Robin is a youth product of Feyenoord. He has been used as a left-sided winger, but is at his best when he is playing as a centre-forward, alongside a target-man team-mate that he can form an effective partnership with. Van Persie inaugurated his career by joining Arsenal in the year 2004, and made more than 194 appearances and 96 goals for the club. He then signed a four-year contract with Manchester United in August 2012, where he made his first hat-trick against Southampton. As for his international career, he was a U-21 international and took part in the 2004 and 2006 European Championship qualifying as well the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008. Additionally, van Persie played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

Robin van Persie Latest News & Articles

EPL 2016/17: Robin van Persie says he is proud of his 8 years at Arsenal

Robin van Persie looks back at his time in England with pride.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Jose Mourinho says “Einsteins” need to stop criticising Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho also didn't reveal whether Rooney will start the game against Chelsea.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce - 5 talking points

Paul Pogba scored two, while Martial and Lingard completed the United rout over Fenerbahce.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce - Player Ratings

A supreme performance from Jose Mourinho's Manchester United saw them outclass Fenerbahce.

UEFA Europa League 2016-17: Twitter reacts as Manchester United demolish Fenerbahce 4-1

The best tweets and reactions from the game

Europa League 2016-17: Robin van Persie returns to his old hunting ground

United will welcome former star striker Robin van Persie as they face Fenerbahce in their Group A Europa League fixture at Old Trafford.

Fenerbahce's plane travelling to Manchester forced into emergency landing

The team face Manchester United in a Europa League encounter on Thursday night

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to get contract extensions only if they meet expectations, says Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager is once again risking contracts and team's future like he did in 2010.

5 things Arsenal want you to forget about Arsene Wenger

A look back at the Premier League's longest serving manager's most embarrassing moments.

Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 13th October 2016

A look at the best transfer news and rumours to have dominated the headlines all day long.

Robin van Persie picks Manchester United goal against Aston Villa over Arsenal goal against Charlton

Persie's stunning volley for Manchester United against Aston villa was the goal which won him the Legends of Football award.

Robin Van Persie wins best Premier League goal

The Dutchman's volley was voted the best by a panel of footballers.

Twitter users that get abused because their profiles are similar to footballers, managers or clubs

Sometimes, Twitter users simply refuse to check who they tag in their tweets

5 footballers who almost signed for rival clubs

These key players for their respective clubs almost ended up signing for their rivals.

2016/17 Europa League group stage draw: Manchester United handed tough Group with Van Persie reunion

Southampton also face Inter Milan in a tough Group
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