PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United Honours

20. Robin van Persie

Birthdate:06 Aug 1983
Birthplace:Rotterdam, Netherlands
Position:Striker
Appearances79
Goals Scored48
Joined United:17 Aug 2012
United Debut:20 Aug 2012 v Everton (A)
International:Netherlands

Robin van Persie has had a stunning impact in his two seasons at Old Trafford so far, cementing his reputation as one of the most prolific and clinical finishers in world football.

All United fans will remember where they were when news broke that a deal had been agreed with Arsenal to bring van Persie to M16 and he put pen-to-paper on Friday 17 August 2012, and no Red will ever forget the incredible campaign that followed.

A year after scooping the PFA Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year prizes after a fabulous season with the Gunners, United's no.20 was picking up his first title winners' medal, having played a huge part in securing, rather aptly, title no.20 for the Reds.

The Dutchman also claimed the league's Golden Boot after netting 26 times - he fired 30 goals overall, was voted the Sir Matt Busby Way Player of the Year and collected the Goal of Season accolade at United's annual awards dinner for his incredible volley against Aston Villa in April 2013, the second goal of his hat-trick in the game that clinched the championship crown.

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