Former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has overlooked Arsene Wenger and named Sir Alex Ferguson as the best manager he had in his career.
Ex Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has played under some top managers but none of them compare to Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Dutchman rose to prominence under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger and grew to be one of the most lethal forwards in Europe.
During his latter seasons at the club, Van Persie was named Arsenal captain and also became a fan favourite in no time.
That love soon turned to hatred when the Dutchman announced he was leaving the Gunners for rivals Manchester United.
Asked to pick the best manager of his career, Van Persie decided to snub Arsenal and Arsene Wenger once again, naming the legendary Alex Ferguson instead.
“Ferguson really was a super manager. It was so brilliant how he always kept the entire squad happy and focused,” he wrote in ‘LVG – The Manager and the Total Person’ cited by Football London.”
“Wenger was a combination of Ferguson and Van Gaal. Arsene always emphasised all the positive things and he looked at what would work for the long term.”
“Tactically he (Van Gaal) is a genius. You can’t deny that. I have had managers who had their own strengths. But Ferguson really was a super manager.”
During his three-year stay at Manchester United, Van Persie notched up an impressive 58 goals in 105 appearances, including a Premier League medal to his name as well.