New Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie has insisted that he has no hard feelings towards Manchester United following his move to Turkey on Tuesday, the BBC
Having spent the past three years at Old Trafford, the 31-year-old fell down the pecking order at the club last term and decided to move on to Turkey in order to resurrect his career.
“It’s part of football, it’s part of life. It was a situation where I could see it coming, if I’m really honest,” he said.
“I had a good moment with the players the day before I came to Istanbul so that was special. Then you see that everyone really appreciated my time there, that was important for me.”
But the Dutch international praised the Red Devils for the way the transfer was carried out, hailing the club, and Chief Executive Ed Woodward, as “very classy” before going on to state his intent to win trophies for his new side.
“I promise you one thing – I will do everything in my power to help Fenerbahce win as many trophies to make you happy. Let’s do it together.
“I am humbled to see so many great fans come to greet me. I can only imagine what kind of party it would be if we won the league. I hope I can share that with you.”
Van Persie bagged himself 58 goals in 105 appearances for United, notching up 26 during his first season at the club in which they went on to lift the Premier League title.
He will now link up with fellow former Man United teammate Nani at the club, who made his own move to the Istanbul-based club for £4.25m earlier in the month (via BBC).
His decline at the club is very strange. He had a number of niggling injuries and a slight loss of form, but player’s of his quality are always able to return to former glories.