The former Manchester United star striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy believes that his dutch team mate Van persie will lead Manchester United to the title this season. Manchester United lost the title to Manchester city last season on goal difference and Ruud Van Nistelrooy believes that Robin Van Persie will help Manchester United to regain their title and dominance.
“As he’s proving right now, Robin is making the difference.”
“If he can keep going like this through the whole season then I can see United landing another title.”
Ruud Van Nistelrooy had played alongside Van Persie for Holland and thinks that Sir Alex’s plan of splashing a cash of £22 million on a 29 year old was not a gamble as Van Persie is the one who is making the real difference .
Ruud Van Nistelroy said
“He’s proved those people wrong already. I was close to him in the national team and was convinced of his qualities then.”
“He fits into United’s playing style. He’s everywhere, involved in the play and the finishing ,so that makes him special.”
Van Persie is enjoying a dream start of his Manchester United career .Van Persie already has scored 11 goals from 17 games as Manchester United is comfortably sitting at the top of the table .
About Van Persie’s current form Ruud said:
“I spoke to him a while ago and congratulated him on his fantastic start. I wished him well and told him to continue like this.”
“It feels like he’s been here for ever. He started scoring, got his first goal quickly and has never stopped since. It’s important for a striker when he goes to a new club to start getting goals.”
Ruud Van Nistelrooy was invited to Old Trafford for the unveiling of Sir Alex statue and later stayed on for QPR game .Ruud’s 150 goals in 219 games between 2001-06 certainly makes him a United legend .
He showed his gratitude towards the fans by saying that
“I left quickly. It was sad leaving without saying thanks to the fans and everyone that supported me all of those years.”