After going to Old Trafford, according to a Man United legend, Robin van Persie questioned Arsenal’s work ethic. Van Persie claimed to have seen young players cruising in fancy vehicles on their way to Harrods while he was still training on the field at Arsenal, where he claimed to have noticed a huge contrast in the degree of dedication between the players at Man United and those there.
Following a seven-year trophy drought at Arsenal, Van Persie made the contentious switch to United in 2012, and he was a key component of their last Premier League victory under Sir Alex Ferguson. Van Persie was greatly pleased by the professionalism and rigor of the training sessions at United compared to those at Arsenal, according to Patrice Evra, who played with Van Persie at United. Van Persie told Evra that he was impressed and had never before witnessed such a level of commitment to training.
“He would say that he would finish the workout since everyone was in the gym. both before and after a workout in the gym.
He said, “When I was playing at Arsenal, I was still on the field and I’d see kids in convertible cars already going to Harrods or whatever,” for that reason.
Van Persie won the Golden Boot in 2012–13 after scoring 26 league goals to help United win the title by 11 points over Arsenal, who finished fourth and 16 points back of the Champions.
Evra also recalled how Ferguson was more forgiving with Van Persie than with the other United players because he wanted to control the Dutch striker to prevent the injury issues that had previously derailed his career.
Rio Ferdinand was mentioned by Evra as a former teammate. “I don’t know if you recall, the way Ferguson managed Van Persie,” Evra stated.
He is aware that, as animals, we will remark that someone who doesn’t train doesn’t deserve to play.
With Van Persie, however, he declared, “Guys, this person won’t (be) training every day. He will occasionally train separately with his own physio. But I have to take care of his wound. However, this player will help us win the league.