Man Utd boss Ferguson: Van Persie was absolutely fantastic

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for Robin van Persie after their derby defeat to Manchester City.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for Robin van Persie after their derby defeat to Manchester City.

After 10 games without a goal, he could do with Van Persie getting one, even if it was the Dutchman's brutal free-kick that created the panic that ended with Vincent Kompany's equalising own goal.

"Robin was absolutely fantastic," said Ferguson.

"We were a bit lucky with the goal because it was an own goal off Kompany. But it was a fantastic free-kick."

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