Manchester United winger Ashley Young praises "world-class" Robin van Persie

Young hails Van Persie
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Ashley Young hails his Manchester United teammate Robin van Persie as "a world class striker".

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has hailed his teammate Robin van Persie as "a world-class striker".

The 29-year-old joined United from Arsenal last month and has scored four goals in three Premier League games for the Red Devils already, including a hat-trick against Southampton on Sunday.

"He's a world-class striker who can not only score goals, but lay on assists," Young told the club's official magazine Inside United. "Robin's also great from set pieces.

"He's an all-round player and exactly the type a club like United should have – we want the best players. He's fitted in very well but it's easy for any player that joins United to fit in because the players here are so good at making you feel welcome and really help you settle in.

"It's still only early days, but you can already see he's formed some good link-ups in training and on the pitch. He's a great addition to the squad and I'm sure he will have a big impact this season."

Van Persie scored 30 goals in 38 appearances for Arsenal in the Premier League last season.

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