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06/02/2013 09:38, Report by S Bartram, S Bibby

Video: RvP wins again

Robin van Persie retained Manchester United's Player of the Month award in January, strolling to success with over half the votes cast on the club's seven official websites.

The Dutchman bagged a 54 per cent majority vote, seeing off the challenges of Ryan Giggs (21 per cent), Patrice Evra (19 per cent), Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck (both three per cent) after another goal-laden month.

After commencing 2013 with a coolly-taken brace at Wigan Athletic, van Persie scored a stunning equaliser in the Reds' FA Cup draw at West Ham. Clinically-taken finishes against Liverpool and Tottenham further extended his goalscoring haul to 23 in an incredible debut season at Old Trafford.

Van Persie's back-to-back successes in December and January ape those of fellow striker Chicharito, who took the award in October and November.

More: De Gea tops Fulham poll | RvP bags December award

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