In the summer of 2012 Robin Van Persie, or RVP as he is affectionately known by his fans, made the controversial move from Arsenal to Manchester united.
As one of the Premier League's most lethal strikers he became the Gunner's eighth all-time top scorer with 132 goals, taking on the captain's armband in the process.
But, on 15th August 2012, Arsenal shockingly announced they would be selling RVP to Manchester United for GBP24million.
Needing to win the hearts of his new fans over, it was important the Dutch striker got off to a flying start - which he duly did, scoring with his very first shot for the club against Fulham and then bagging a hat-trick against Southampton a week later. Despite his exceptional first season with United, RVP still commands respect amongst Gunners fans, and indeed around the globe, especially in his home country of the Netherlands, as his incredible footballing prowess overcomes fierce club loyalties.
Part of the Dutch side who were runners-up in the World Cup in 2010, and with over 70 appearances for his country, Robin Van Persie is one of he modern footballing greats.
This is his incredible story.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/09/2013
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781782194453