Despite United’s so far cautious approach to the transfer window and Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, Robin Van Persie believes the club has all it takes to be successful to challenge on every front under David Moyes.
In an interview with the Mirror, the Dutchman expressed his confidence ahead of next season – both in terms of personal form and club’s success.
“I have a feeling we can do much more and that we can win many more trophies,” said van Persie.
“I’ve had a year to work with everyone and now the whole [coaching] staff is changing which makes it a new challenge.
“I’ve got to know the players through and through and I’ve a feeling they have a lot more [success] in them. A whole lot more.
“The season began as a nice challenge but you never know how these things will turn out. But now I have a sense of pride, it was a great season. A pressured year.”
Following his £24m switch from Arsenal, Van Persie went on to win his first Premier League title and his second consecutive Golden Boot, after netting 26 league goals meaning that, should he win the Golden Boot next season, he’d join Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry in the elite club of players who have won the award three years in a row.
Van Persie paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson and while he wished the former United manager ” had stayed a few more years”, he claimed to be “even prouder that I could work under him for a year. I could see he was a legendary man.”
Despite his 26 league goals and 15 assists, Van Persie considers last season’s title a collective achievement, rather than a one-man show as the press often portrayed United’s quest for a 20th title.
“If you saw how we worked every day, ow we studied the opponents and the way they played,” said RVP.
“How we prepared. Every day we did extra work and watched videos. Every small step eventually delivered the championship. I think that the route to the title was nicer than the winning itself.”
They say that success breeds success and Robin definitely seems to agree.
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