Van Persie reveals 'wonderful chat' with 150 goal Manchester United striker

Van Nistelrooy

Robin van Persie has been speaking about working alongside Ruud van Nistelrooy for the Dutch national team.

Robin van Persie recently scored his 50th goal for Manchester United and the Dutchman has certainly been a goalscoring fiend since his arrival from Premier League rivals Arsenal in 2012.

But he still has some way to go before catching up with a former Manchester United flying Dutchman.

Ruud van Nistelrooy scored treble the goals Van Persie has for United so far, netting 150 goals in 219 games for the club before falling out with Sir Alex Ferguson and being shipped off to Real Madrid in 2006.

Van Nistelrooy is still considered one of the most ruthless strikers in Premier League history and while he was never truly the scorer if spectacular goals his knack for being in the right-place at the right time was second to none.

Nowadays the 38-year-old, who retired whilst with Malaga in 2012, is the assistant manager to Guus Hiddink at the Dutch national team, meaning he works very closely with Manchester United's current Dutch striker.

Van Persie is the captain of the national side and is currently on international duty with his nation. And he has been discussing working with the United favourite in an interview in the Dutch media this week.

Van Persie stated:

"Everyone knows Ruud as a footballer and that he was very passionate. If he sees something which he thinks can be done better, then he will certainly say that. After the game against Italy, we spent half an hour together, and the most fantastic details emerged. We went through how I could create chances. It was a wonderful chat.''

If van Persie can pick up tips on how to score goals from anyone there are not many better at it than van Nistelrooy. United fans will hope some of it stuck for when he returns to Old Trafford duties.

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