Robin van Persie excited about Manchester United future
Van Persie looking forward to a successful season with Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao on board
September 10th, 2014
Manchester United have just two points from their first three Premier League matches, while they were thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.
Despite this, there is plenty of optimism in the corridors of Old Trafford after the arrival of Radamel Falcao on loan, with Angel Di Maria also set to make his home debut against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.
Falcao’s arrival suggests that Robin van Persie’s first team opportunities may be limited, although the Dutchman doesn’t see things in a negative light and is looking forward to being part of a squad bulging with world-class players.
“I can’t wait to go and train and play with the world class players we have signed – wow!” said Van Persie, quoted in the Daily Mirror.
“That feeling, that we are going to perform well, has only got stronger after the buying of players over the last weeks. I find it very exciting, the arrival of all those new players.
“For me personally, it’s brilliant to go and play with some of the best players in the world. It’s great that I can go and train and play with them every day.’
“It’s plain and simple,” he said. “The manager chooses his tactics. We, the players, have nothing else to do than to execute what the manager has in his mind.
“Tactics and formation are matters of the manager and his staff, not something the players must get involved in.
“We, the players, have not been educated as coaches. We are players, we play. I don’t think we should even want to get involved in tactical discussions.’
“As captain of Holland I may have the right to get involved in tactical discussions, but even there I choose not to.’’ [Whether it’s] 4-3-3, 3-5-2, nothing can be an excuse for another defeat.
“We have to adapt to every manager. There’s not one way or method in football.”