van Persie to be Man Utd skipper under van Gaal stewardship

Robin van Persie is expected to be named as Manchester United's new captain when Louis van Gaal is confirmed as the club's new manager, according to leading Dutch journalist Pascal Kamperman.
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Robin van Persie is expected to be named as Manchester United's new captain when Louis van Gaal is confirmed as the club's new manager, according to leading Dutch journalist Pascal Kamperman.

The 62-year-old named van Persie as the permanent skipper of the Dutch side 11 months ago and Kamperman expects the former Arsenal striker to succeed Inter Milan-bound Nemanja Vidic as United skipper.

"Yeah I think so because they do have a good relationship," Kamperman told Sky Sports News when asked if he thought van Persie would captain United next season.

"At the beginning when van Gaal took over as the head coach of the Dutch national team they had to find their position a little bit. But after that it went really well and van Persie was very positive about him.

"When van Persie was over here (in Holland) last month because of his injury they talked a lot about the World Cup and the way they like to play in Brazil. So yes he does have a very good relationship with him."

 
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