Man Utd right to REJECT me as kid - Van Persie

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie admits he's spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson about the first time he was considered while with Feyenoord.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie admits he's spoken to Sir Alex Ferguson about the first time he was considered while with Feyenoord.

Van Persie joined United in a £25million deal from Arsenal last summer.

But he revealed that he blew a golden chance to go to Old Trafford even before Arsene Wenger brought him to England.

Van Persie said: “Sir Alex Ferguson once sent a scout over to Holland to watch me when I was a young player and Feyenoord.

“But I was sent off that afternoon and the scout went back to England with that in his report. Sir Alex mentioned that to me when I arrived at United.

“He felt I was not yet ready for a move to a big English club all those years ago – and he was right.

“I said to the boss ‘you were right then, but I am ready now’.”

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