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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.

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The enigma that is Louis van Gaal
The enigma that is Louis van Gaal
A look at van Gaal's illustrious career, a bitter aftertaste and a comparison with Mourinho.
Robin van Persie considering return to one of his former clubs
Robin van Persie considering return to one of his former clubs
The 33-year-old has hinted at leaving his current employers Fenerbahce.
What if: Robin Van Persie did not leave Arsenal for Manchester United
What if: Robin Van Persie did not leave Arsenal for Manchester United
A hero in Manchester but a villain in North London - what if Robin Van Persie did not switch to Manchester in the summer of 2012.
5 footballers who played for both Manchester United and Arsenal
5 footballers who played for both Manchester United and Arsenal
The men who have experienced the cold of London and the rain of Manchester
Robin Van Persie involved in horrific on-pitch incident
Robin Van Persie involved in horrific on-pitch incident
Fenerbahce have played down fears that Robin van Persie's injury is serious
5 inspired signings that decided the league title
5 inspired signings that decided the league title
Transfers that led to the club having instant success in the league
Watch: 5 worst defeats of Arsene Wenger's career
Watch: 5 worst defeats of Arsene Wenger's career
A list of five games that left Arsene Wenger red faced.
EPL 2016/17: Robin van Persie says he is proud of his 8 years at Arsenal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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