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26/10/2013 18:59, Report by Nathan Thomas
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RvP praises forwards

Robin van Persie was full of praise for United’s attacking contingent following the Reds’ dramatic 3-2 win over Stoke City.

The Dutchman, who bagged the champions’ first of the game, was effusive in his appraisal of Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj, who all combined to good effect as United secured three crucial points at Old Trafford.

“It was a good win because when you’re 2-1 down at home, it’s tough,” van Persie told MUTV. “We knew what we had to do and, thankfully, Wayne managed to score from a corner before we got another great goal from Chicharito.”

“Wayne’s a great player, and it’s always great to play with him,” the Reds forward continued. “But don’t forget Chicharito’s input; he’s such a great role model to all footballers. He works so hard and he came in today and scored the winner.”

However, United’s current top goalscorer reserved special praise for young starlet Januzaj who made a telling contribution to the game from the substitutes' bench. “He is a top player and I’m a big fan of his. I’ve seen a lot of young players down the years but I would have to say that he is in the top one or two. I see similarities in his game to mine 10 years ago, but he’s not the new van Persie, he’s the new Adnan.” 

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