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Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will join BT Sport punditry team

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will join BT Sport’s punditry team this season, the broadcaster has announced.

The Dutchman enjoyed a distinguished playing career, spanning four clubs in three leagues over 18 seasons, before hanging up his boots at the end of last term.

The 36-year-old is best known for his stint eight-year stint with Arsenal, before courting controversy by joining rivals Manchester United, going on to win the league in his debut season at Old Trafford in 2012-13. 

Robin van Persie will join BT Sport's punditry team this season, the broadcaster has announced

Robin van Persie will join BT Sport’s punditry team this season, the broadcaster has announced

The former striker hung up his boots last season after returning to his first club Feyenoord

The former striker hung up his boots last season after returning to his first club Feyenoord

Van Persie returned home to his first club Feyenoord for his swansong season last year but ultimately called time on his career after just a solitary campaign.  

‘Welcome to the BT Sport family, Robin van Persie,’ BT said in their tweet announcing his arrival. 

‘The Flying Dutchman joins BT Sport’s punditry team for the 2019-20 season.’

He made a name for himself on these shores after joining Arsenal as a youngster in 2004

He made a name for himself on these shores after joining Arsenal as a youngster in 2004

He then joined rivals Manchester United and helped them win the league title in 2012-13

He then joined rivals Manchester United and helped them win the league title in 2012-13

 

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7285329/Former-Manchester-United-Arsenal-striker-Robin-van-Persie-join-BT-Sport-punditry-team.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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