Robin van Persie ‘really sad’ to learn of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement

Robin van Persie has revealed his "sadness" at Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire but insists it was an honour to play for him

The Sport Review staff
By    
robin van persie
Robin van Persie has scored 25 league goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Robin van Persie has revealed his “sadness” at Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire but insists it was an honour to work under the Manchester United boss.

The Scot announced this week that he will be stepping down at the end of the current campaign after a stellar 26 years in charge of the Red Devils, with Everton boss David Moyes set to take over from 1 July.

Van Persie, who has only worked under Ferguson for one season after arriving at Manchester United last summer from Arsenal, thanked the 71-year-old for helping him achieve his “dream” of winning the Premier League title.

“I am really sad to hear that the manager Sir Alex is retiring, but I’m really happy I have had the opportunity and the honour to work with him,” Van Persie wrote on his Facebook page.

“He is a great manager and above all even a greater person. I have to thank him for an amazing year and for making my dream come true by winning the league.

“I wish him and his family the very best.”

Van Persie has been a key driving force behind United’s 20th Premier League title success this season, scoring 25 goals in the English top flight since his £24m switch last summer.

MORE: Seven reasons why Chelsea must keep Cesc Fabregas

MORE: 20 Chelsea targets Conte could sign to replace Terry

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Watch: Man United’s David De Gea embarrassed by Chelsea star’s wonder-goal
The Sport Review
Miami WTA Preview: Kerber and Pliskova head field, but Vesnina and Kuznetsova on a roll
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
20 Chelsea transfer targets Antonio Conte could sign in the summer
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho breaks his silence amid Man United transfer talk
The Sport Review
Mesut Ozil makes announcement about his future at Arsenal
The Sport Review
Transfer round-up: Man United agree deal with first summer signing in principle, Arsenal want top goalkeeper