I cheered on Tottenham, admits ex-Arsenal striker Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie reveals that he cheered on Tottenham during Spurs' clash with Manchester City last season

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Robin van Persie joined Manchester United from Arsenal last summer Photo: Back Page Images

Robin van Persie admits that he cheered on Tottenham during Spurs’ clash with Manchester City last season.

The Manchester United striker, who completed a controversial £24m move to Old Trafford from Arsenal last summer, scored 26 league goals to help the Red Devils prise the top-flight title away from City.

And the 29-year-old has revealed that he was supporting Tottenham during their clash with the Citizens at White Hart Lane back in April, when Andre Villas-Boas’ men secured a 3-1 victory to leave United on the brink of winning the title.

“I cheered for Spurs against City,” Van Persie told United’s website. “Can you believe it? An ex-Arsenal player wanted Spurs to win! We knew the title was one game away.”

Van Persie won the Sir Matt Busby player of the year award in his first season at Old Trafford.

And the Netherlands international was thrilled to see his impressive campaign recognised – but also paid tribute to his team-mates.

“Winning [Player of the Year] is fantastic,” he added. “Being involved with the guys has made such an impact on me. They’re a pleasure to work with.”

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