Robin van Persie earned a deserved place in WhoScored’s Premier League Team of the Week after his performance against Southampton last night.
The Dutchman has been very muted all season but came alive again with two goals and all round excellent 90 minutes up against a Southampton side who, for the most part, were the team in total control.
It was Van Persie’s clinical finishing which sealed the three points for United. Southampton were the aggressors and had 15 shots to United’s three but Van Persie made no mistake with his chances and that proved to be the difference on the night.
For United fans, it’s been a long time coming but that was the Van Persie we saw at the World Cup under Louis van Gaal and the one who endeared himself to the Old Trafford faithful in his first year at the club.
It wasn’t just Van Persie’s goals but his overall movement, runs and desire to be involved. It’s good to see what Van Persie has still got in his locker.