Treble gone, RVP eyes double with United

Manchester United's Robin van Persie is eager to ease the heartache of Champions League elimination by winning a double in his first season with the Red Devils.

Robin van Persie, Man United


The former Arsenal skipper left the Emirates Stadium in the summer last year in search of silverware. He has since notched up 19 goals in 29 Premier League games for Manchester United, firing Sir Alex Ferguson's team to the top of the table.

However, the Dutchman was not able to prevent the Red Devils' elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid when the two teams met in a Round of 16 tie earlier this month. He told the Daily Mirror that wrapping up the league title after defeating Manchester City or the Gunners in April would go a long way to helping him ease the pain of missing out on a European trophy.

"My goal was to win the Treble, I wanted the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup," van Persie shared.

"Now we only have the Double and, yes, I think we could win the title at Arsenal or even against Manchester City. But I really don’t care where we win it. I just want to grab that league title."

The 29-year old also revealed that he could have signed for United much earlier in his career.

"Sir Alex Ferguson once sent a scout over to Holland to watch me when I was a young player at Feyenoord. But I was sent off that afternoon and the scout went back to England with that in his report," van Persie stated.

"Sir Alex mentioned that to me when I arrived at United. He felt I was not yet ready for a move to a big English club all those years ago – and he was right. I said to the boss ‘you were right then, but I am ready now’."

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