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Submitted by SadeckJaffal 1123d ago | opinion piece

Van Persie is the best player in the world after Messi & Ronaldo, says Joe Cole

The 29-year-old striker saved Manchester United from an embarrassing early FA Cup exit with a late equaliser against West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday afternoon

West Ham attacker Joe Cole has described Manchester United striker Robin van Persie as the third-best player in the world. (Cristiano Ronaldo, English Premier League, Joe Cole, Lionel Andrés Messi, Manchester United, Robin van Persie, West Ham)

buddymagoo  +   1124d ago
Probably but then there is Falcao
SadeckJaffal  +   1124d ago
yeah i know and there is iniesta too
vulcanproject  +   1123d ago
To be fair to RvP, as I said in another thread he has 1 more goal than Falcao and loads more assists since the start of last season until now. He has played a few more games in that time period, but not loads more and plenty of them were also just sub appearances.

Both players deserve raving over, and both are world class.
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RGB  +   1121d ago
Falcao actually won something with them goals and he also didn't score against small teams, unless you regard Chelsea as a small team. ;)
SadeckJaffal  +   1124d ago
I don't think that van persie is the 3rd best player because there is a lot better players than him in europe
FlunkinMonkey  +   1122d ago
Your comments on football wreak of fanboyism my friend..
RGB  +   1121d ago
Forwards better than RVP; Messi, Ronaldo, Falcao.
Forwards on Par; Benzema, Higuain, Suarez (who won something), Drogba, Ibrahimović, Rooney, Agüero, Tevez to name a few. ;) Most of them won something last year, well Rooney didn't! haha
Nes_Daze  +   1124d ago
No, but he is up there.
SadeckJaffal  +   1123d ago
well yeah if he work and train hard and win some trophies like CL and PL why not ?
shadowraiden  +   1123d ago
works and trains hard hmm this ain't ballotelli were talking about van persie has worked plenty and he will win trophies now hes not part of a feeder club.
p_bateman  +   1123d ago
Not in the same lge as falcao.
shadowraiden  +   1123d ago
in what way his goal record is more then falcao and he has more assists then falcao so how is he not in falcao's league.
RGB  +   1121d ago
Falcao has actually won trophies with his goals! Many in fact! What has Van Persie won with his? lol
RedDevils  +   1123d ago
Mate I think you been brainwashed by media since Falcao rampaging Chelsea
FlunkinMonkey  +   1122d ago
Ha.. Very true. The amount of last minute clinchers Van Persie has scored is crazy as well..

Definitely one of the best, considering this is his first year at the club and has created this sort of impact
p_bateman  +   1122d ago
Falcao is a better all round striker he can score with both feet and is a good header of the ball.

rvp is a good striker but he is injury prone and will be 30 soon I think he has 3 good years left in him especially with his knees.
vulcanproject  +   1122d ago
Talk about outdated views. RvP scored a few beauts with his right foot recently. Not lots of headers but you have to be getting those balls in and he hasn't too much, not to mention he takes loads of corners.

He had his injury problems in the distant past but hasn't been out of action significantly for over 18 months. He is at peak fitness plainly and scoring goals for fun....
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RGB  +   1121d ago
Sorry just no, you rebuttal me and then block me, that's ridiclous!
"You really consider the club world cup and uefa super cup 'major'? One is a one off game nobody pays attention to. The other a pathetic 'tournament' nobody outside of Brazil values. The other two are domestic trophies. Like all domestic trophies virtually anywhere, are considered behind the Champions league and league title in terms of prestige and importance." Selective reading, I placed brackets with major with Copa del Rey, nothing else, try harder.

"you even mentioning the club world cup is retarded when I plainly said 'major'." So retarded that SAF put out major squads in both variations of the competition and dropped out of the FA Cup to win it (in 1999)... What's retarded again? lol

"So nobody could play as Alonso did? This is hugely dumb from you. Spain could have probably put Valdes in their midfield instead of Alonso and won it." Wow that's stupid beyond belief but lets say maybe they could of won, doesn't change the fact that Alonso is recongised as the best CDM in the world right now.

"Van Persie has a class year, and only a muppet like you would deny how brilliant he was in 2012. Neither Benzema or Higain came close to him in 2012."

Van Persie - Games 48 - Goals 37
Benzema - Games 52 - Goals 32
Hardly miles ahead plus RVP was first choice ever game, Higuain played 54 games and Madrid only play one Striker so chances are Benzema had to come on and score.

"You won't bother to respond to the main point of my comment" Sorry I have and couldn't on the post because I used all my bubbles. You just didn't want to hear what I said.

Can't wait for the Champions League. ;)
RGB  +   1121d ago
Since 2009-10 - Including this season. (Why 2009? That's when Falcao started playing in Europe.)

Falcao: Games 154 - Goals 128
Van Persie: Games 126 - Goals 79


Falcao: Portugal - 1 League, 2 Cups, 2 Super Cups and UEFA Europa League. Spain - 1 UEFA Europa League and 1 UEFA Super Cup. (Note! - Record goals in any European competition ever with 17, top scorer in two seasons in Europe)

Van Persie: The Netherlands - 1 UEFA Cup. England - 1 FA Cup and 1 FA Community Shield.

Note - Van Persie is Falcao senior by 3 years. Wouldn't dream to be Van Persie in Falcao's shoes, Falcao is most definitely the better forward/player period!

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