Robin van Persie explains who 'triggered' him in Sir Alex Ferguson training
Manchester United hero Robin van Persie has admitted Ryan Giggs ‘triggered him' in training during their spell at Old Trafford together.
The Dutchman spent two years playing alongside the Wales international under Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes. And Giggs worked as Louis van Gaal's assistant after retiring in 2014.
Manchester United signed Van Persie from Arsenal in the summer transfer window of 2012, bringing him to Old Trafford in a £24million deal.
And the former striker has now revealed how Giggs ‘triggered him' to scale great heights during their spell at the club.
"Actually, I was doing a show for Premier League Productions with Giggsy a couple of months ago and Steve, the presenter, was talking about my Premier League trophy," he told the club's official website.
"I was like, 'yeah, okay, but it's enough now, this guy has 13 you know, it's a lot, so that's enough praise for me, give it to him!' Giggsy, to be fair, he is so genuine and he is so polite, and he just goes along with it. He is an absolute legend, you know. Thirteen Premier League titles!
"He was such a classy player and a fantastic guy.
"He was one of the players as well who really triggered me to give my absolute best in every single training session.