Alex Ferguson compares Robin Van Persie to Eric Cantona 3

“He is what we lacked last two years.” Sir Alex Ferguson is not beating around  the bush when he talks about or rather flatters Robin van Persie. Recruited for nearly 30 million from Arsenal the Dutch striker is a dream gift to the  Mancunian manager.

Van Persie or Cantona, who is the greatest?

Van Persie or Cantona, who is the greatest?

The Netherlands international is proving to be an ideal fit at Old Trafford following his summer move from Arsenal.

“I think we were able to win the title without Robin. But it gives a kind of certainty for the future, “says Ferguson, who does not hesitate to compare Van Persie to Cantona for his role as” catalyst”.


He goes on to say: “If you look at what Cantona did, he was a great teacher for young players and I think that Danny Welbeck will be happy,” “We never thought we could get Van Persie. Even if you go back six months I couldn’t see us getting him.” .