Manchester United identify the ‘next Robin van Persie’

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According to this current Manchester United squad member, the Red Devils may have found their new Robin Van Persie this season.

When Robin van Persie arrived at Manchester United he became an instant cult hero. The Dutchman had been a favourite at the Emirates. He was adored by the club’s rivals Arsenal and he was the Gunners’ club captain, by opting to abandon them and to sign for United, for many Red Devils fans that was simply enough.

The Dutchman’s firepower was well needed on the pitch too. Robin van Persie arrived at Old Trafford after Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad had been pipped to the Premier League title on the last day by arch rivals Manchester City.

The squad’s morale was low. They needed extra quality and for someone to lift them out of their predicament.

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Robin van Persie did exactly just that. His influence on the pitch was twofold. As well as his charisma, van Persie’s innate ability to find the back of the net played a pivotal role in helping the Red Devils reclaim the Premier League title.

Mason Greenwood is on the fringes of his professional career, but there is already a lot of hype surrounding the 18 year old.

He has become a favourite at Old Trafford with his trademark finishes and exuberant energy.

And according to current Man United star Luke Shaw who was also teammates with Robin van Persie at the club, Mason Greenwood is similar to the Red Devils’ flying Dutchman and could emulate him in the future.

Luke Shaw told the club’s official website via Manchester Evening News, that he can see Greenwood ‘turn into another van Persie or a player of similar style’ in the future.

That is high praise from the United left back, but it is easy to see why Shaw has made the comparisons.

There are vestiges of similarity between van Persie and Greenwood. The 18 year old has a similar shooting style and has already scored goals which were reminiscent of van Persie.

Mason Greenwood is on the perfect track to emulate the former United hero.

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