Van Persie: Man United’s a Special Team

02 Jan 2013

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Robin van Persie


Robin van Persie has hailed Manchester United as a special team after his two goals helped them to a 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic.

Van Persie took his overall tally to 19 as United stayed seven points clear of their nearest rivals Manchester City, with his first goal described as absolutely magnificent by Sir Alex Ferguson.

The goal involved the Dutchman collecting Javier Hernández's pass, stepping outside Ivan Ramis, then inside the defender before curling expertly past Ali al-Habsi with his supposedly weaker right foot.

“It was a good goal because every single touch was the right one. The first one was a little behind me and I had to drag it on to my left foot. Then I waited for the guy to slide in, had a good touch inside and then a quick finish. Three touches but all good touches,” said an highly elated Van Persie


Van Persie said his team-mates deserved to share the headlines, though, with Hernández also scoring twice, reports

“This is a special team.

“Everybody wants to help each other. Everybody's keen for everyone to score. Defenders are working their socks off for the midfielders; the midfielders are working for the strikers. Everybody wants to run and everybody has one target in their mind,” said Van Persie.

The flying Dutchman is now the EPL’s highest goal scorer with 16 goals followed by the likes of Newcastle United Striker Demba Ba, Liverpool's Luiz Suarez and Swansea sensational player Michu.

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