The Netherlands international has scored
eight goals in 10 Premier League games for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side and
has now hit the target against all 20 clubs in the English top-flight
league, and he was very pleased to have registered against the Gunners.
“It was special day, and I think we played well,” he told Sky Sports.
“We were a bit sloppy with chances; we should’ve scored two or three
more. But in the end I’m happy with the three points and that’s what
“It’s the first time I’ve ever played against my former
club, because I only have three. Yes, it was a special day, but in the
end it’s about the game like I said. We won it, and I’m pleased with
When asked why he did not celebrate the goal against his
former side, Van Persie said: “I think it speaks for itself; I played
there eight years. I had a fantastic time there. I respect the fans, the
players, the manager, the whole club. So that’s why.”
and Wayne Rooney have formed a fine partnership up front for the Red
Devils, and the Dutchman believes he has found the reason why they are
forming a potent double.
“We spoke about it last week, funnily
enough, and I believe we are both nine-and-a-half, because we have two
positions; both 9 and 10," he added.
"We both play a bit behind
and a bit high up, and it seems to work well. I’m very happy with him
and hopefully we can keep going.”