Veteran Ryan Giggs, also impressive at the DW Stadium on Tuesday, was quick to offer his own words of praise to van Persie for another stand-out performance by the Barclays Premier League's leading goalscorer.
"I was right next to him when he scored [his first goal]," said Giggs. "It's the technique and the calmness...everything about the goal epitomises him. He's just a class act and a great goalscorer.
"He's scored all types of goals as well. We're really pleased he's here and he's getting better and better."