Van Persie's electric start to his United career hasn't escaped Carrick, who admits he's loving playing alongside the Dutchman this season.
"To get off the mark like he did at home with pretty much his first touch of the ball was special. Then his hat-trick was much needed because we were in a tough position. It’s a better start than he could have hoped for and he will be looking to carry it on.
"When the ball came to him for his first goal at Southampton I was so confident it was going to be a goal. To have someone like that in your team is satisfying because you know if you supply him with the right ammunition he will put it away.
"Hopefully Robin has a few more hat-tricks and goals in him for this season."