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"It's been good [beating Arsenal and Chelsea] but we're aiming for better. We're still aiming for the whole package in 90 minutes - and it will come soon, don't worry."

- Rio Ferdinand

05/11/2012 11:44, Report by Adam Bostock
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Best is yet to come

But should everything fall into place on the road, or back at Old Trafford towards the end of the month, it seems inevitable Robin van Persie will be involved.

"He's been doing well for us, he's a natural born goalscorer and long may it continue that he keeps scoring the goals," praised Ferdinand, after witnessing van Persie's tenth strike of the season on Saturday.

The defender commended his colleague for the way he played against his former club Arsenal for the first time.

"Those games against your old team go one of two ways normally," said Rio. "Either you get a goal, you play well and you win, or you have an absolute beast, get sent off and lose the game. So it was good to see Robin get on the scoresheet and he celebrated in the right way I think. He showed a bit more class than probably  their fans did towards him."

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