Van Persie criticises English players’ attitudes

Van Persie criticised the unprofessional manner of many of his fellow professionals in an outspoken attack.

“For me, it’s very important to be having breakfast every morning with my two children and that wouldn’t be possible if you were hanging about in a disco all night.

“When I see some of my English colleagues who are out till three in the morning, then I can only conclude that they are invariably finished at 33.”