Oct 7, 2012 at 4pm UK at ​St James' Park
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Sir Alex Ferguson hails "remarkable" Robin van Persie

Robin Van Persie
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Sir Alex Ferguson is impressed with Manchester United forward Robin van Persie's commitment at training.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has praised forward Robin van Persie for the effort he puts in at training.

The 29-year-old joined the Red Devils from Arsenal in the summer and has scored seven goals in eight competitive matches for United so far this season.

"The refreshing thing for me is he's doing extra work in training because he's not had any pre-season games," said Ferguson.

"It's quite remarkable considering he's got seven goals in [his last] seven games. I'm pleased with that and I think his fitness will improve even more.

"He's a good passer of the ball with good vision in his passing, too. The goal he made last week for [Shinji] Kagawa against Tottenham is evidence of his passing ability."

United are at Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday.

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