Robin van Persie to retire: The Dutch forward has announced that he will 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.
Robin van Persie to retire:
Robin van Persie, in an interview with Dutch publication AD, talked about his decision to retire from football.
“When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season,” said van Persie.
“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.
Robin van Persie says he will retire from football at the end of the season.
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“I also do not believe that my return to Feyenoord has only been successful if we win the title,” he added.
van Persie insisted that he had lost the fun in football, which rejuvenated once he returned to his home country.
“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.
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
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“I want to win as a football player and the cup win was nice, but that is not the measurement between whether it is successful or not.
“I wanted to give something back, share my experiences. I am trying to help my fellow players.
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
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“I see it as broader than just winning a title or not. That is the goal, that is what the club also say, but whether or not we win a title is not decisive for me on whether my return is successful or not.”