Manchester United tweet for Robin van Persie: The club paid tribute to Dutch forward as van Persie stated that he would retire at the end of the season.
Former Manchester United star and Dutch footballer Robin van Persie is set to retire at the end of the season. van Persie played a key role in regaining the Premier League trophy with Manchester United from city-rivals Man City in his first season at the club.
Robin van Persie spent three seasons at Old Trafford, before leaving for Fenerbahce. He scored 58 goals in 105 appearances for Manchester United. In his first season at the club, he struck the net on 26 occasions in the Premier League, scoring 30 goals across all competitions.
van Persie is also the top goal-scorer for the Netherlands, scoring 50 goals in 102 appearances. He played a key role in the country’s World Cup campaign in 2014, where the side reached the semifinal of the tournament, and eventually finished third.
As Robin van Persie hangs up his boots, Manchester United came up with a short video as a tribute to the forward.
Manchester United tweet for Robin van Persie:
Robin van Persie may have been at Old Trafford for only three years, but he established a legacy for himself. He joined the club in 2012 when United had just lost the title to Manchester City.
Robin van Persie says he will retire from football at the end of the season.
— Bryan Davies (@MrBryanDavies) October 25, 2018
He made an instant impact and led the club to its 20th league title, and the last under Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired after the end of the season.
Manchester United gave a fitting tribute to the Dutch star with a video, which looked back at some of the best moments of Robin van Persie in the United red.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 25, 2018
Robin van Persie’s statement:
He talked about his retirement during an interview with Dutch publication, AD.
Robin van Persie will retire at the end of this season. By the end of it, he will have near 700 career appearances and 400 goal involvements (including 300+ goals scored).
For a player that had many injuries in his younger days, that is a sensational achievement! pic.twitter.com/HSc4Ikckps
— AMKFootball (@AMKFootball) October 25, 2018
“When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season,” said van Persie.
Robin van Persie on retirement: “When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season.”
“I will be 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football.” pic.twitter.com/r2oYHXQLsu
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) October 25, 2018
“I will be 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football.” said the Dutch forward.