Robin Van Persie Bringing Manchester United Back From The Dead

By Patrick Wynne
Photo Courtesy of Manchester United’s Official Facebook Page

Robin Van Persie emphatically put Manchester United back into contention for the Premier League title with a wonderfully taken goal against his former team. His goal was made possible by a sublime corner kick cross delivered by his sidekick Wayne Rooney. United’s No.10 was in stunning form once again, proving he is the best English player at the moment.

David Moyes‘ boys are finally showing signs of life and seem destined to regain their Premier League crown despite the loss of longtime boss Sir Alex Ferguson. In Van Persie and Rooney, Moyes has the most balanced striking partnership in England. The way they feed off each other makes opposing defenses cringe and look baffled.

Moyes has branded Van Persie as a “big-game player” and his stats prove it. He has scored in the last five meetings between Arsenal and United (three for United and two for Arsenal). He is the best center-forward in the world in my opinion and probably the most underrated player in Europe.

Not once has he been close to be chosen as world’s best despite winning England’s golden boot for two different teams and helping Holland reach the World Cup final in 2010. He also recently broke the Dutch national team scoring record in their last World Cup qualifying game.

He probably would have won the award at some point had he left Arsenal sooner. He was nowhere near winning a major trophy in his time with Arsenal and needed to be united with Rooney in order to take some of the heavy burden off his shoulders. It is hard to imagine that he would continue to mature at age 29, but his move to United has proved to be the best decision of his career.

United are back in contention thanks to this marvelous tandem of superheroes whom are owed a massive Christmas gift from Moyes for helping to save his job. United fans worldwide can today finally take a deep breath with the knowledge that even if their under-fire manager has no clue about what he is doing, Robin and Wayne are here to save the day.

Patrick Wynne is a Soccer Writer for Follow him on Twitter @patrickjameswb, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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