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Former Manchester United player Robin van Persie has named one of his ex-teammates as “flamboyant” for doing yoga during their playing time at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman joined the Red Devils from Arsenal in 2012 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final summer transfer window. After winning the Premier League title with the manager, he was sold by Louis van Gaal two years later.
And now van Persie has opened up on his time at Old Trafford, calling his former teammate Ryan Giggs as “flamboyant”.
He told So Foot: “[Ryan] Giggs was the flamboyant player, always giving the impression of being in his comfort zone. Still in great shape at 39! He did yoga and lived football all the time.”
The Dutch professional has also shared his thoughs on other United teammates.
“[Nemanja] Vidic was a warrior. He put his head where normally it’s scary to do so. He did anything to win. Rio Ferdinand, he was more ‘elegant’, comfortable with the ball, strong in aerial play, good in long play. [Wayne] Rooney was impressive in his own style too. The guy was always full on. Also Patrice Evra, who always spoke loudly to instil confidence in the team. Today, I know he makes ‘funny’ videos, but please don’t believe that’s all he is, as he is also a super professional and a super-intelligent guy. He speaks five languages – even Korean! His physical appearance shows how professional he is. His mind is as strong as his body,” he added.