Whilst Robin van Persie was named Man of the Match for today’s 3-2 victory over Southampton, our striker claims that it is Paul Scholes, who came on for the last half an hour when we were 2-1 down, who was the best player on the pitch.

“Of course everybody worked hard, but I have to say a big thank you to Paul Scholes because everything started to tick when he came on,” Robin said in an interview with Sky Sports. “Every single pass he hit was the right one. Everyone felt that – I certainly did. He hit a couple of unbelievable passes over thirty or forty metres. With him you are always on your toes because anything can happen with his quality. For me, he was the man of the match.”

After scoring a great goal last week to draw United level against Fulham, Van Persie’s hattrick against Southampton today has seen the Dutchman have pretty much a dream start to his career with the club.

“I have to thank everyone, it is a great club and everyone has been very helpful. I have only been here for two weeks but I feel very welcome,” he added. “The players, the staff and everyone who is involved with United have made me feel welcome and they all want to help. They all appreciate that I’m there and that feeling is likewise.”