Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany feels Robin Van Persie is making the difference this season, claiming that with the signing Manchester United ‘hit the jackpot’.
Van Persie shunned Roberto Mancini’s advances to join United this summer after announcing his intention to leave the Emirates, and his 22 goals have played a large part in United making the knockout stages of the Champions League and currently sitting 9 points clear atop the Premier League.
It is thought that the Dutchman was Mancini’s priority, but instead his goals are propelling United forward; a point especially poignant as City’s strikers haven’t found the net with the frequency that they did last term.
And whilst it isn’t a matter that he dwells on, Kompany is well aware of the impact Van Persie choosing the red side of Manchester over the blue has had on the season.
Speaking in The Daily Mail, Kompany said:
“United hit the jackpot with Van Persie.
“But you can’t think ‘What if’ about Van Persie. I am not sitting here thinking, ‘What if we had signed Lionel Messi’ either.
“His transfer has made a direct impact but to say he’s the reason we can’t make it – if it turns out that way – is not correct. I still believe we can do this but if we don’t, there will be plenty more reasons than the fact we didn’t sign one player and another club did.“
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@TheBusbyWay and citeh didn’t hit that jackpot with Mansour?7 years ago managed by Stuart Pearce – lower table team. #deluded
@TheBusbyWay what a knob is referring to now and choosing to forget our history ?
Shunned!!! Keep flattering yourself with paper fiction. Can’t see van girl maintaining this form in forthcoming years as he’s getting on age wise not to mention you owe him some serious money, he didn’t exactly come cheaply ( oh sorry he came to play for the shirt for free)! Its all rosey now but if he gets injured ….. :). We will be back next season with a serious marquee signing blow you out of water and dent you and van pussy morale :p
Us blues are delouded 1 league title in how many years haha n shows how die hard of a city fan u are on a united page Lol u sad little trap
A marquee signing. Buying titles doesn’t bother you no? You guys make me laugh
You missed out you Bertie bitches now stop bleating about it and go try fill your tiny shack of a stadium. No history, small fan base, Corrupt club always the same excuses forever in our shadow!
kompany u dont know wgat u r saying ipon all the three world strikers in tevez aguero and zeko u still conplain about vanpersie. ur problemw is u cant have all d good players u want u cant buy success at a time like urself u cant play at this level bryond three years while united have young players who can play at the highest level in the next 6 years to come
kompany u dont know what u r saying upon all the three world strikers in tevez aguero and zeko u still conplain about vanpersie. ur problem is u cant have all d good players u want u cant buy success at a time like urself u cant play at this level beyond three years while united have young players who can play at the highest level in the next 6 years to come