Just as Yorke's arrival lifted the Reds, so Van Persie‚Äôs impact has transformed United this season.
‚ÄúThe RVP of our era has to be me surely?‚ÄĚ Yorke told the Manchester Evening News. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think Coley will be too disappointed that I suggest I was the Van Persie of our day.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs got to get to 29 goals now though. I hope he does and I think he will. If he beats me then you have to be certain that United will be picking up silverware.
‚ÄúThe comparisons are obvious because, like Robin at the start of this season, I was the new guy back then.
‚ÄúI hit the ground running scoring twice in my second match and the goals largely kept coming.
‚ÄúRVP scored in his first start and that is so important. To get on the front foot straight away removes a lot of the pressure because when a new striker joins United the expectations are so high."