Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has admitted that his teammate Rio Ferdinand advised him to be more ambitious and helped him forget about the trophy drought with Arsenal.
The Dutch goal machine told the Daily Mirror,
“With Rio I spoke about the length of time I have been without winning a trophy. Rio [Ferdinand] said he knew how I felt. It took him a similar period before he started winning things.”
“He told me it drove him bonkers at times. Then he said: ‘Once you’ve got that first big trophy in your hands, Robin, you get the taste of winning. That is the moment you want to keep going and keep winning titles. You want lots more in your career’.”
“Rio also told me that once I win that first league title, I won’t settle for less,”
“Anything less will not be good enough. Rio had to wait for a long time in his career and look what he’s won since.”
A trophy in his first season at Old Trafford looks certain as Manchester United are miles away from the second placed City in the league table. United are still in FA cup too.