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Jones & Smalling praise Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie’s move to Manchester United in the summer was a shock move for the footballing world and fans around, but now, after scoring his 15th goal of the season for the reds on Saturday he is earning the praise of his new team-mates.

Both Phil Jones and Chris Smalling had great comeback games for the reds 3-1 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford on the weekend and both were first on hand with positive words about van Persie.

Phil Jones said:

“Robin has been incredible since he joined. He’s a fantastic player, he went straight into the firing line after he arrived and has scored a lot of goals. And he’s such a nice lad off the field as well, so it’s great to have him here.”

Chris Smalling also had this to say regarding our new dutchman:

“He’s really making the difference, he only came here in the summer and didn’t have much of a pre-season so it was a case of just getting straight into the games, but you can see in every match he plays that he’s such a threat and he puts teams on the back foot. His understanding with Wayne [Rooney] is growing all the time.”

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