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12/05/2013 18:46, Report by Steve Bartram
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Robin: It's been an honour

Robin van Persie admitted it has been an honour to have played alongside Paul Scholes and worked under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The pair said farewell to Old Trafford on the day that the midfielder and manager picked up medals for the club’s 20th league title – in doing so picking up their 11th and 13th titles respectively.

Having picked up his very first league winner's medal, van Persie paid tribute to the departing duo, saying of Scholes: “He's unbelievable. Scholesy and Giggsy as well.

“It's like when I first came to England and I saw things which I'd never seen before from players like Bergkamp, Henry and Pires, and now since I came here I had that feeling again.

“Since day one I've seen him, the things Scholesy does are just unbelievable, things that I've never seen in my life. It was an honour to play with him.”

After Sir Alex’s 1,499th game in charge of the club ended in victory, van Persie admitted he will cherish his fleeting stint under one of history's greats.

“He's a great manager, maybe the best ever,” said the Dutchman. “Although I've only been working under him for one year, it feels a lot more.

“The impact he's made on me, and the impact he made on this club for 26 and a half years, is incredible. It's an honour for me to be able to say when I'm older that I've been working with him. It's one year but it feels more and it's just a big honour for me to work with him.”

While neither Scholes nor Sir Alex will feature in the Reds’ bid to retain the title and emboss it with further silverware next term, Robin is eagerly anticipating the assault on 2013/14 under new manager David Moyes.

“That's what this club is about; we always bounce back,” he said. “Even this year we came from behind many times and I think only three occasions we didn’t come back, so this club is about comebacks.

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