Michu vs Robin Van Persie: Head-to-head

Who has been the Premier League's best striker this season?

Tobia Charles
Published 04/10/2013 16:13 by Tobia Charles, read by 5,639 people.

A few players have set the Premier League on fire this season and two of them were players signed in the summer. 

Robin van Persie was taken away from Arsenal, and joined Manchester United for a fee of £24 million and Michu was signed for Swansea City for just £2 million

Here's a look at the success the two stars have had for their clubs this season. 

Robin van Persie

Van Persie by all accounts has been the difference in this season's title race. 

Although Van Persie hasn’t scored in his last nine games, his damage has already been done and Welbeck, Rooney and Hernandez are more than capable of hauling Manchester United over the line with a 12 point gap as a comfort zone. 

£24 million for a 29 year old whose career has been hampered by injury is however rather steep yet Van Persie was bought out of Sir Alex Ferguson’s frustration to ensure that the title did not remain at the Etihad.

His long term impact on the Old Trafford cabinet is dubious at best yet despite Sir Alex’s brilliance, his decision to sign RVP was indeed short sighted.


Michu should be regarded as the signing of the season. 

Miguel Pérez Cuesta was signed from Rayo Vallecano to Swansea City for a fee of £2.2million after being snubbed by Tottenham, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Stoke City and even Leeds United. 

Since then Michu has bagged 17 Premier League goals, most of which came from a central attacking midfield role. 

Daniel Levy’s sleepless nights over having signed Clint Dempsey for double the price that Swansea paid for Michu have not yet ceased with despite the signing of Lewis Holtby for £1.5 million who is yet to prove his worth. 

Michu’s main contribution to Swansea’s season has been the deliverance of European football to the Liberty Stadium through victory in the Capital One Cup final. 

Of course the contribution of players such as Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman cannot go unmentioned but Michu’s composed and consistent finishing was the factor that Swansea could not do without if they were to secure their first piece of major silverware. 

This is not to say that Michu is a talent superior to Van Persie; he is not. 

Michu has had a far greater impact on Swansea than Van Persie has had on Manchester United in their first seasons and he has done so for a price 12 times as small.


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