Robin van Persie: What makes Manchester United v Chelsea different

Robin van Persie is relishing the prospect of playing for Manchester United against Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been looking ahead to the Premier League clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Red Devils will host the league leaders at Old Trafford and will be looking to pick up all three points in an effort to break into the top four.

Sunday’s match promises to be one of the most exciting and intriguing in Europe, and Van Persie, who moved to the Manchester outfit from Arsenal in the summer of 2012 for a fee of £24 million, has explained what makes matches like this different.

‘I think there is always a little bit of different feeling’, the 31-year-old told United’s official website. ‘It’s not that we are less concentrated for other games, but there’s always a bit of extra tension in a good way because when you play a big team you really don’t know what’s going to happen.

‘It can go both ways because they have a very good team. We have a good team, but it is always a bit more edgy and I like that’.

United will head into the game placed sixth in the Premier League table with 12 points from eight matches, a point behind sixth-placed West Ham United. Meanwhile, Chelsea are five points clear at the top of the standings and are 10 points ahead of the Red Devils.

Van Persie has scored two goals and created seven chances in seven Premier League appearances so far this season. The Netherlands international has won 33% of his duels and has a pass accuracy of 85%.

  GoalsTotal ShotsShots on TargetTotal PassAccurate PassTouchesTotal DribblesDribbles WonAppearancesMins Played
Robin van Persie 2 14 7 151 129 235 10 4 7 586

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