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Robin van Persie understood he was playing for a Baby Team 'Arsenal' - Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra has revealed how he welcomed Robin van Persie to Manchester United when the Dutchman signed for Manchester United in 2012.


Robin van Persie decided to sign for Manchester United in 2012 after he was tired of not winning much trophies at Arsenal. The move was in form of a shock for many Arsenal supporters as van Persie was one of their star man.

However, the move to Manchester United was a blessing for him as he won the Premier League in his debut campaign. van Persie also won the Community Shield with Manchester United.

Evra recalling the moment while on a Pundit Job with ITV admitted Robin van Persie benefitted from signing for Manchester United and joke by saying 'van Persie was recused from a team of babies.'

'I give you an example when Robin van Persie joined Man United,' he said

'First of all, he came I said "welcome to a proper team, a man team, not a baby team'.

'And he laughed, but he understood straight away because I remember him saying 'Patrice, to be fair, I just feel like now I'm playing for a big team because all of you win many trophies, many medals, and you still go in the gym before training, going in the gym after training.'

'Robin was like a kid, he was just like amazed about that.'

'When he looked at us he'd say like "when I see all of you guys, I have to work hard because I want to win, I want to win trophies.'


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