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26/06/2013 08:00, Report by N Coppack, B Hibbs
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RvP: My first year

In an Inside United interview, Robin van Persie selected his 20 favourite moments from an epic debut 2012/13 season with United. Click the image to launch a gallery...

1. Old Trafford arrival “I remember I was very excited on this day. I was buzzing about this new challenge. I was living off the adrenaline!”

2. First training session “Training started late while I finished a few medical tests before I could officially train. I couldn’t wait to get out on the pitch, though.”

3. First game (Everton 1 United 0) “I came on with a tough 20 minutes to go at Everton. Even though we lost it was still a great day. I was proud to make my debut.”

4. Home debut (United 3 Fulham 2) “It was a dream start, scoring after 10 minutes. What a day. I played 90 minutes but I admit I struggled after an hour!”

5. Hat-trick hero (Southampton 2 United 3) “A crazy game but we never gave up. I apologised in the dressing room for my penalty miss. It was a great win, it felt significant.”

6. Anfield winner (Liverpool 1 United 2) “This time, I made sure of my penalty. It was great to score the winner. I didn’t have my best game but it felt good to beat Liverpool.”

7. Euro double (Cluj 1 United 2) “It was a fantastic Wazza pass for my second at Cluj. The keeper came towards me and I just guided it past him. It spun into the net beautifully.”

8. Take it to the Bridge (Chelsea 2 United 3)  “I love playing against Chelsea and I’ve scored all my goals against them at Stamford Bridge. It’s a great place to play, and win.”

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