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Robin Van Persie | Forward | #20

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 157

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Robin van Persie had a solid rebound season with Fenerbahce last season and could use it as a stepping stone back to the Premier League with Middlesbrough.
The Dutch international scored 20 goals over 45 matches for his Turkish side last season which was a significant rebound from his final, injury-plagued season at Manchester United. Boro have had trouble recruiting forwards dating back to their previous stint in the Premier League so landing van Persie, even the somewhat over-the-hill version, is a significant step forward if it happens. Look for van Persie to come in around 12 goals and 6 assists for fantasy purposes if he does arrive at Boro. Wed, Jul 6, 2016 12:05:00 PM

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Fenerbahce Chairman Aziz Yildirim has declared the capture of Robin van Persie from Manchester United to be final.

Neither club has confirmed the deal through any official club communication channel but the word of the club chairman is good enough for us. We'll excuse Manchester United if their focus is elsewhere today with the signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger. The departure of van Persie leaves United a little thin in the out-and-out forward department so expect more work to be done in the near future.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Robin van Persie is reportedly having a medical in Istanbul with a few toward signing a four-year deal with Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

With Nani joining the team and Jon Obi Mikel also linked, it could be a Premier League reunion at the Turkish side in the upcoming season. With only a year remaining on his United deal and the prospect of a starting role bleak, it is likely that United won't ask for a large transfer fee but rather be satisfied with getting RvP's large salary off the books. With both van Persie and Falcao gone, Louis Van Gaal and United will have to accelerate the process of looking for replacement forwards to supplement Wayne Rooney. James Wilson isn't ready and Memphis Depay is more of a wide player than an out-and-out striker. It will make for an interesting July and August at Old Trafford as the transfer rumors swirl.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Rumors in England and Turkey have Robin van Persie creating an Old Trafford reunion tour at Fenerbahce next season.

Things were supposed to go differently for Robin van Persie at Manchester United after Louis Van Gaal took over. He was coming off a strong World Cup performance for the same manager and everything looked primed for him to put his lost season under David Moyes behind him. It was not to be as his first season under Van Gaal went just as poorly as his season under Moyes. With a first team place unlikely, van Persie is apparently looking to Turkey as a way to get things going again. Should van Persie leave, the list of needed acquisitions in the next month is going to be steep at United with a David De Gea replacement likely needed along with a right back, center back, and at least one, if not two, forwards to replace Falcao and van Persie. The Guardian have gone as far as to say that terms have been agreed on this deal.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Robin van Persie has been linked as the next new signing at Juventus after the club finished one match short of the Champions League title.

With his future at Old Trafford cloudy-at-best, there have been a series of rumors linking Robin van Persie with a move away from the club. Last week Lazio was the rumored destination but their sporting director has quashed that idea. This week comes news that van Persie will join Paulo Dybala and Sami Khedira as new signings in Turin as Juventus look to for their fifth consecutive Serie A title and a return to the Champions League final. The move is no sure thing but it would certainly be a good move for van Persie as he looks to get his career back on track after a rough past two seasons in the Premier League.
Source: Daily Star
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Juventus are the latest club to be linked with Robin van Persie as la Vecchia Signora – the Old Lady – scour Europe searching for a replacement while Carlos Tevez considers his next move with Paris Saint Germain, Atletico Madrid and Boca Juniors all fighting for the Argentines signature.

Lazio were rumoured to be preparing a bid for van Persie whose future at Manchester United looks increasingly uncertain but if interest from defeated UCL finalists Juventus is genuine – around $16 million – the Dutchman would prefer a move to the Serie A title winners. All of this of course is good news for Javier Hernandez who has vowed to fight for his place at Old Trafford following an indifferent season long loan spell at Real Madrid.
Source: Daily Star
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 03:25:00 AM

Robin van Persie doesn't sound too enthusiastic about a reserve role and could be looking to leave Manchester United this summer.

News outlets in the Netherlands quoted the Dutch international as saying "I still have ambitions of playing every week". At the same time, Louis Van Gaal has been talking to players about their futures and he wouldn't divulge what his message to van Persie was likely to be. Presumably if the message was a positive one the manager would be happy to share the praise/encouragement publicly. The situation looks like it is heading for an impasse that sees van Persie elsewhere next season.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Arsenal have been most frequently linked with a move for Karim Benzema but today comes word that Manchester United may be entering the fray for his signature as well.

Manchester United have things that Real Madrid and Benzema surely want if they become serious about acquiring the forward. United have cash, more cash than Arsenal, to pay a larger transfer fee and/or more wages than are likely on offer at the Emirates. As a trump card, United can also tie a Benzema deal to a potential move in the opposite direction for David De Gea. Any move for Benzema will surely signal an end to Robin van Persie's time as a starter for the Red Devils.
Wed, May 27, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria have both recovered sufficiently to be available to Louis Van Gaal for Sunday's visit of Arsenal to Old Trafford.

Both attackers were initially ruled as doubtful for the Week 37 clash but a subsequent report has indicated that the struggling players will both be available on Sunday. With Wayne Rooney ruled out and Radamel Falcao generally ineffective, it seems likely that van Persie will get a chance to haunt his former employers. di Maria's position is less certain since he hasn't been starting frequently even when healthy in recent weeks.
Sat, May 16, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Robin van Persie was ruled out last weekend with an illness that he apparently hasn't recovered from because Manchester United have declared him doubtful for the Week 37 reunion with Arsenal.

Van Persie was a late scratch from Manchester United's win over Crystal Palace last weekend with an illness. When it was initially reported, it sounded like a minor thing that would certainly be fine after a week of rest and recuperation. When United announced on Friday that RvP was doubtful for Week 37 as well, it came as something of a surprise. Either the illness was worse than initially reported or Van Gaal is using it as a convenient excuse to keep a fading van Persie on the sidelines.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, May 15, 2015 10:29:00 AM

Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Robin van Persie fell victim to the clubs sweeping virus while Angel di Maria did not travel to Selhurst Park after suffering a training ground injury on Wednesday.

The Dutch coach raised concerns during Fridays’ press-conference that a number of his players and backroom staff had been suffering from illness although van Persie was the only significant first-team absentee. James Wilson recovered to take his place on the bench. Meanwhile the specifics of Di Maria’s injury is currently unknown although reports suggest the Argentine was seen at the Aon Training Complex on crutches which would surely indicate his first Premier League season has come to a rather abrupt and disappointing end.
Sat, May 9, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Robin van Persie put the ball on target plenty against the Baggies in Week 35 but he couldn't get it past Boaz Myhill even when presented with a penalty.

Week 35 for Robin van Persie's fantasy managers was one of those weekends where fantasy results, which were fairly good in all formats that reward attacking statistics beyond goals and assists, differ from the harsh reality that van Persie had a lot of chances and didn't cash any of them in. Despite being docked significant points for the penalty that Myhill saved, the Dutch forward was overwhelmingly positive with six shots on target for the match. In reality, it just wasn't enough and one wonders if he'll get a start in Week 36.
Thu, May 7, 2015 09:24:00 AM

Robin van Persie came through a U21 match successfully in mid-week and injuries could push him into the starting line-up for the senior squad in Week 34.

If Michael Carrick (doubtful) and Daley Blind (50/50) both miss out again for Manchester United in Week 34 it could set off a chain of events that leads to Robin van Persie being restored to the starting eleven. If neither holding midfielder is healthy, Wayne Rooney may be forced back in the formation for the second consecutive week. After a less-than-impressive outing against Chelsea, Louis Van Gaal seems unlikely to give Falcao another start unless he doesn't think RvP has regained his fitness. RvP hasn't been fantastic this season when he has been healthy but United's injury situation could give him another shot. It's worth monitoring in formats where you can make changes after line-ups are announced.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Robin van Persie will miss the Manchester Derby despite returning to training after his late-February ankle injury.

The Dutch international has resumed training but will not be fit in time to participate in Sunday's Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. With Manchester United having found peak form in Van Persie's absence, it isn't likely that he would have started even if he were fully fit but his omission is now certain. It seems likely that he will play at least some part in Week 33 at Stamford Bridge.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Robin van Persie left the Liberty Stadium in a walking boot last weekend and will definitely miss the Week 27 match with Sunderland and likely more once a diagnosis is finally reached.

While not ideal, the absence of van Persie might solve a problem for Louis Van Gaal who has been struggling for how best to align his attacking options. Van Persie's absence opens the door for Wayne Rooney and Falcao/James Wilson to partner at forward with a spot open in midfield for Juan Mata/Ander Herrera. Throw in RvP's form this season and the results from Rooney's run as a deeper-lying midfielder and United might actually be in a better spot with van Persie injured.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:58:00 AM