Rio Ferdinand confesses that Sir Alex Ferguson told his team that Robin Van Persie would win Manchester United the Premier League.
Much was made of United’s decision to lure a 29-year -old Robin van Persie from Arsenal for 24 million pounds.
But Sir Alex knew exactly what he was doing. He knew that Van Persie was the missing piece to the jigsaw puzzle.
The Scot knew his goals would see his side lift the Premier League title for what would be his last year in the job.
Ferguson laid the game plan out in simple terms.
The team’s job was to get the ball to Van Persie and if you couldn’t do that you wouldn’t play.
They recalled the rollicking the players took for failing to follow those instructions.
“He hammered Carrick, Scholesy, and others.”
“He said Robin will win us the league if we pass him the ball.”
“If you can’t find him you will not play.”
Ferdinand thinks the current crop of United players should take heed of the way the Champions of yesteryear played.