Roberto Martinez: Man Utd striker Robin van Persie is 'phenomenal'

Crunch Sports Staff in Soccer 13 Sep 2012
Robin van Persie (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has admitted he is surprised by how fast Robin van Persie has settled in at Manchester United.

Van Persie joined United last month in a £24million move from Arsenal and has scored four goals in three games for his new club, including a hat-trick against Southampton.

Wigan take on the Red Devils this weekend in the Premier League and Martinez believes the 29-year-old is at a level that few others can reach.

"We all know what level Robin van Persie is at. What he did with Arsenal - not many players can reach that level," Martinez told The Wigan Observer.

"Obviously he went to Manchester United, and you're expecting him to take a little bit of time to settle in. But he proves everyone wrong with a phenomenal display against Southampton."

Van Persie suffered a thigh injury while on international duty with the Netherlands on Tuesday night (see Related Articles).


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