RvP Enjoying Time Off
After a hectic season of football, Robin Van Persie has finally got some time to spend with his better half and kids. The Netherlands skipper is currently miles away from Manchester. He is holidaying at one of the Caribbean Islands with his family.
Van Persie has been reportedly given an extended break after his national duty in the World Cup by the new Red Devils’ boss Louis Van Gaal. He would not be a part of the Manchester United squad which will go on the pre season tour of America.
Van Persie had finished at the third position in the list of the leading goal scorers in Brazil. He had struck 4 times there and had helped the Oranje finish at no. 3 in the World Cup behind Germany and Argentina.
The striker had played a lot of football for United as well in the 2013-14 Season. So, he certainly was in need of the extended break that has been given to him by Van Gaal.
There is a word going around that the 30-year old forward would be the new captain of Manchester United. He is in race with Wayne Rooney for that prestigious position and if the sources are to be believed, he is winning that race.
Van Persie is obviously closer to Van Gaal having worked with him already and it would not be surprising for anybody if the new Manchester United boss overlooks Rooney for his compatriot.
However, to be fair to Van Persie, he actually deserves to be appointed captain as he has been ultra consistent for the Red Devils in the last two seasons, but, the same goes for Rooney too as he has also been a great performer at Old Trafford over the years.