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Robin Van Persie | Forward

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 157

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Robin van Persie scored a late equalizer to give Manchester United a point against a strong Chelsea side.
This was one of the best games of the weekend and it didn't disappoint until the last second. Both teams showed flashes of brilliance but it was Chelsea who took the lead early in the second half through a Didier Drogba goal and then controlled the match until the last minute. Three minutes into added time, Branislav Ivanovic fouled Angel di Maria and was sent off; seconds later Manchester United's van Persie scored after a scramble in the box. Chelsea are still title favorites, leading second place Southampton by four points, while Manchester find themselves in eight place in a battle for the top six. Oct 26 - 2:01 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Robin van Persie scored again in Week 6 but continued to disappoint somewhat by not producing a more well-rounded effort for fantasy managers.

Supporters of Manchester United and Robin van Persie will point to two goals in two weeks as evidence of his return to form. Fantasy managers, however, may not be so convinced unless the league they are playing in weighs goals extremely heavily and doesn't really count other contributions. The Dutch forward's goal-scoring aside, he has been peripheral to the action. The only other evidence that he played was a single corner won. If he hadn't scored a goal, RvP would have been negative for the weekend in the Yahoo format. Quite a decline for a player who was dominant even when not scoring as recently as 2012-13.
Oct 1 - 2:45 PM

Robin van Persie finally had a strong fantasy showing on the back of his first goal of the season in Week 5.

Manchester United supporters and fantasy managers alike had high hopes for van Persie this season with Louis Van Gaal managing him at United and coming off a strong World Cup under LVG's leadership. Through four weeks RvP had failed to produce much to justify the high expectations. He certainly wasn't his transcendent best in Week 5 but it was at least a start to fantasy relevance when he turned Falcao's cross into the back of the net for the first of the eight scored on the day between the two teams. It remains to be seen how he'll do as his new teammates settle in and United are forced to attack to compensate for a horrible defense.
Sep 24 - 4:51 PM

Robin van Persie has dismissed claims as "total nonsense" following reports in the British press earlier this week that the Manchester United striker required surgery.

On Sunday several U.K. based tabloids ran an article confirming the talismanic Dutch forward was managing a condition linked to a previous knee ligament injury and that surgery would be the ONLY way he could return to full fitness. Robin van Persie has flatly denied any problem "I am impressed that people have the imagination to make something like that up" and has vowed to fight for his place in the United starting line-up following the surprise deadline day signing of Radamel Falcao.
Source: Daily Star
Sep 2 - 6:43 PM

The deal that sends Radamel Falcao to Manchester United has finally been confirmed.

The striker joins Manchester on a year-long loan with the option to buy afterwards. The loan fee is rumored to be around £6m, but Falcao's high wages can push the deal to be worth around £20m for the year. The deal comes at the end of the day after rumors had been thrown around all day about the deal being off due to multiple different reasons. It is now confirmed by Manchester United and all major media outlets. It is definitely a surprising move as a striker had not seemed to be a priority position for United to fill and there will be questions raised regarding Louis van Gaal's ability to fit Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Falcao, Juan Mata and £60million record signing Angel Di Maria in to a balanced starting XI. Louis van Gaal has also promised to play Daley Blind and Ander Herrera in midfield so it will be very interesting to see Manchester's starting XI in their next Premier League match.

Manchester United's Robin van Persie can open his goal account for the season against Burnley in Week 3.

The return to fitness of van Persie is likely to have a negative impact on Wayne Rooney's fantasy returns as the two men share attacking points, but you cannot ignore RvP at £12million when he has a match against Burnley. Especially when you remember the Dutchman will take penalty duty back from Rooney.
Aug 29 - 4:48 AM

Louis Van Gaal's team notes feature fantasy managers' least favorite term - could return - in relation to Robin van Persie.

There was a great deal of excitement about the potential partnership between RvP and his international manager when the hiring of Van Gaal was announced. Van Persie's success at the World Cup (at least in the group stage) just built the anticipation. With the Dutch forward held out to recover from his World Cup exertions uncertainty has been introduced to the equation. Today's United team notes indicate that van Persie could return this weekend against Sunderland but that doesn't seem like enough to commit a starting spot and the requisite budget necessary to have him in your fantasy team. Probably best to wait a week and see how things progress.
Aug 22 - 11:00 AM

Dutch international Robin van Persie will miss the start of the Premier League season as he works his way into shape after his post-World Cup layoff.

Hopes have been high for van Persie coming off a strong World Cup and with his international manager now taking the reigns at Old Trafford. Throw in a cheap price (for him) and all the makings of a great value play were in place. Fantasy managers will have to wait for RvP to build up his fitness again. It is likely he'll miss no more than a week or two.
Aug 3 - 10:23 AM

A questionable penalty awarded to The Netherlands in the early going was converted by Robin van Persie and the Dutch would not look back as they finish World Cup 2014 in 3rd place with a 0-3 win over Brazil.

Arjen Robben's blazing speed was once again the fulcrum that created trouble for opponents. Thiago Silva brought him down in what replays show was just outside the box. It was a clear goal scoring chance but the referee pointed to the spot and issued Silva just a yellow card, getting the call all wrong. RVP converted the chance as he usually does and less than 15 minutes later, a poor clearance by David Luiz landed in the path of Daley Blind who blasted it home. The final goal of Louis van Gaal's career as manager of the Dutch national team came in the closing minutes and was scored by Georginio Wjnaldum.
Jul 12 - 5:53 PM

Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Clasie, Wijnaldum

The Dutch trot out a strong XI that features one particular exception, 23-year-old midfielder Jordy Clasie who plays for Feyenoord. Premier Leaguers Ron Vlaar and Robin van Persie retain their starting roles.
Jul 12 - 2:57 PM

Ntherlands XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, De Jong, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Wijnaldum

Robin van Persie is fit enough to start today despite a stomach that cropped up on him yesterday. It looks as if former Liverpool man Dirk Kuyt is playing farther forward after playing in defense last time out.
Jul 9 - 3:20 PM

Robin van Persie has been deemed doubtful for the Netherlands' semi-final clash versus Argentina on Wednesday.

van Persie has gone down with a stomach problem and did not train today. He did take part in 11 v 9 drills, so the problem doesn't seem too threatening. All signs point towards the Netherlands captain playing tomorrow but keep an eye before you use him in World Cup fantasy leagues. In terms of his status for the Premier League season, there is absolutely nothing to worry about here and RvP should be 100% by then.
Source: BBC
Jul 8 - 1:58 PM

Netherlands Starting XI vs Costa Rica: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Depay.

The Netherlands have played around with they lineup a bit, inserting Memphis Depay as a starter. They will rely on their captain, Robin van Persie, to lead them to the semi-finals for the second World Cup in a row. The winner of this match faces Argentina in the semis.
Source: FIFA
Jul 5 - 3:00 PM

The Netherlands grab a spot in the quarterfinals after turning a 0-1 deficit into a 2-1 win with two goals after the 86th minute, stunning Mexico.

Mexico were in control for the majority of the first half and scored a much deserved goal early into the 2nd half, but they gradually appeared to tire as the Dutch continued to threaten. They finally broke through in the 87th when a corner kick was flicked on to Wesley Sneijder who fired home on the half-volley to equalize. They didn't settle for extra time, as they continued to press and the always dangerous Arjen Robben was fouled in the area to earn a penalty kick in the final moments. Klass-Jan Huntelaar, who replaced van Persie in the final quarter hour, blasted it low and into the corner and that won them the game. They now wait to face the winner of Costa Rica v Greece.
Jun 29 - 2:07 PM

Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Verhaegh, Kuyt, Vlaar, De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Wijnaldum, Sneijder. Van Persie, Robben

Paul Verhaegh makes his first appearance in this World Cup as he cracks the Starting XI, replacing Daryl Janmaat in defense. Dirk Kuyt retains his spot while Jeremain Lens will serve as a bench option along with last week's hero, Norwich City's Leroy Fer.
Jun 29 - 10:52 AM