Van Wolfswinkel: Man United’s RVP played part in Norwich move

Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel reveals Manchester United's Robin van Persie played a part in his Canaries move

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Robin van Persie scored 26 Premier League goals last term Photo: Robin van Persie/Twitter

Ricky van Wolfswinkel has revealed Manchester United striker Robin van Persie played a part in his decision to join Norwich City.

The Netherlands international scored the equaliser on his Canaries debut as Chris Hughton’s side salvaged a 2-2 draw with Everton at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Van Wolfswinkel’s switch to Norwich, who were promoted to the top flight in 2012, was a surprise after he agreed to join the club from Sporting Lisbon in March.

And the 24-year-old revealed his compatriot Van Persie urged the forward to join Norwich, with the United striker describing the Canaries as a difficult side to beat.

“When I was with the national team, I spoke to Robin van Persie before I signed for Norwich City,” Goal.com quotes Van Wolfswinkel as saying.

“He said Norwich had made a big impression on him, that they were always a difficult team to play against and that their crowd really got behind them. I know they beat Manchester United
1-0 last season.”

Van Wolfswinkel scored 28 goals in 55 appearances for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon before deciding to move to the Premier League outfit.

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