"I think everybody has been so impressed with Robin van Persie," he stated. "He's that one thing that has made the difference and added an extra dimension. But you've still got other players like Ryan Giggs, who is still performing really well, and others chipping in when they need to.
"Rafael has had a good season. He had his ups and downs being a young boy still learning the game and a different culture but he's settling in now and that's been showing this season."