Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Robin van Persie’s New Season with Manchester United
In one of the most high profile transfer deals this summer, Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson was able to obtain Robin van Persie from their rival, Arsenal. In a lucrative £24 million deal, the addition of Van Persie has made the team seem to be even more invincible despite early concerns about such a deal.
Initially, the deal wasn’t without questions. Some inquired as to how Van Persie would fit with Wayne Rooney, the main striker for United. Other questions pertained to the wisdom of choosing a player that has only had one outstanding season in his last ten.
Despite some protestations, it would seem that Robin van Persie has been a good fit for Manchester United. One unique quality of van Persie is that his left foot is his dominant foot. As a result, he tends to favour the left hand side of the box. This opens up more sections of the goal. This ability not only complements Wayne Rooney but the entire football club as well, as Rooney tends to gravitate towards the opposite direction, the right.
Given van Persie’s performance in the current season, a trend showing a progressive improvement is quite evident. Specifically, van Persie’s goals to game ratio has improved. It would seem that this Dutch player is at the pinnacle of his career right now.
His debut for Manchester United came on the 20th of August when he was sent on as a substitute for Danny Welbeck. In the following march, he scored his first goal for Manchester United in their 3-2 victory over Fulham. In the subsequent matches, van Persie continued this trend with his scoring to help push his team to victory in several appearances. The future for van Persie looks bright as he continues to give it his all for his new football club.
It would definitely be worth a bet on him to retain the Golden Boot from last season. This season though hopefully said Golden Boot will allow United to bring home the Golden Crown. The current betting odds for us to do this should be checked out at bwin, it’s got to be worth a punt!
Posted by Written Offside at 10:17