Monday, May 19, 2014

Van Persie to become Manchester United captain

In a parallel universe Arsenal fans will be screaming blue murder(red murder preferably). But Arsenal is no longer trophyless so who cares. Lol. Louis van Gaal dropped the heaviest hint yet that he will appoint compatriot Robin van Persie as captain when he takes over at Manchester United, claiming the pair have a similar outlook on life. The Holland manager has grown close to the striker, who captains his country, and is set to favour him over Wayne Rooney for the skipper’s armband at Old Trafford. Rooney had looked certain to be made permanent captain under David Moyes. Van Persie played for holland adainst Ecuardo and here's what Louis van Gaal had to say: ‘Even coming from a bad injury, he scores a fantastic, unbelievable goal, just brilliant,’ said Van Gaal about the striker’s 37th-minute equaliser at the Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday. Van Persie is not 100 per cent fit, according to Van Gaal, but looked sharp as he sprinted to meet a superb pass from Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie. He controlled the ball with his chest before volleying past the baseball cap-wearing keeper Maximo Banguera. ‘I was happy with his performance, but he is also a fantastic captain — and that is important, too,’ said Van Gaal. ‘I think you always make a player captain when you have the same morals and philosophy as they do. ‘Not only about football and tactics and what is happening on the pitch but about life as well. ‘We click and I think that’s very important. I believe that Van Persie and Van Gaal share the same philosophy.’