Van Persie admitted to being a relieved man while he praised the efforts of Scholes.
"It was a good feeling afterwards," he told Sky Sports 1.
"I got a bit of luck with the second goal, and then at the end...
"I'm very disappointed with the penalty. When that happens at 2-1 down, you can't take a penalty like that. Something went wrong big time.
"I have to say a big thank you to Paul Scholes.
"Every single pass he hit was the right one. It was unbelievable. He is man of the match for me."