It’s been 20 Premier League starts for Robin van Persie since the Dutchman joined Manchester United during the summer transfer window. The shock move caused some controversial opinions about the arrival of the former Arsenal player at Old Trafford, but all of them were set aside after the first few months of RvP playing for the red devils.
Van Persie’s adaptation to his new club was extremely fast. The partnership with Rooney, of course, is the big factor that makes Manchester United the team with the most goals scored in the Premier League. "We are both 9.5" said the Dutchman about him and Rooney sharing the role of creating and scoring most of United goals. But we all know what van Persie is. A legitimate goalscorer, and everything else that comes from him is just an additional evidence of a classy top striker.
Even without a squad full of world-class players in every role, van Persie can still be considered the icing on Ferguson’s cake. He was the solution to the red devils problems since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo – a goal machine who can always be relied upon.