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Horror time for defenders : Van Persie to play alongside Rooney

August 16, 2012

Van Persie and Wayne Rooney for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie scored 35 and 37 goals respectively for Manchester United and Arsenal during the 2011-1012 season. Hence, they scored a total of 72 goals in between them. Just imagine these two players playing for the same side. It would be a great sight for the team they represent and a dreadful sight for other defenders. The same is going to happen , after Manchester United is said to have captured the Dutch striker, Van Persie for around GBP 24 million from Arsenal.

The combination for sure is going to be a lethal pair, which would make defenders sweat easily. Their physical strength would only make it more difficult for the opponent’s defense to handle while going forward. If these two players start to click instantly there are no clubs in the EPL at least that is going to stop them from scoring goals. If scoring goals alone helps in winning the EPL crown, then Manchester United winning the 2012-2013 season does not look a distant dream.

It all depends upon Alex Ferguson ,as to what kind of formation would he adopt for the club? In all probability, Van Persie might play alongside Rooney from the start of the season. But, Van Perise might play a bit ahead then Wayne Rooney, as he loves to create balls for his forwards and also come back to retrieve the ball, a trait which is found very rarely in world football. Other players in the wings like Giggs would play an important role in the wings to supply these players with great crosses.

Though, this may be a great piece of news for Manchester United fans, but it does not hold great for Chicharito and Welbeck, who have been shuffling to parter alongside Rooney. They were impressive last season. But, now with Van Persie’s inclusion, it might be difficult for the pair to get a look in, during crucial matches. But, with Chicharito, he has been magnificent coming from the bench and scoring important goals. Hence, he might be used for the same this season too. But what about Welbeck. The future looks dark for him.

Overall, this is a great signing for Manchester United after teams such as Juventus and Manchester City failed to get the player’s signature, establishing his demand in international football. Van Persie’s inclusion in the Manchester United’s squad has just made the team more stronger.

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