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Man Utd No2 Phelan hails instant impact of Van Persie, Kagawa

Manchester United No2 Mike Phelan admits they're delighted with the instant impact of Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa.

Phelan has been impressed by a number of individuals' performances, especially the new arrivals.

"Robin [van Persie] has come in and made an instant impact," he told "He's still chasing a little bit of fitness and is still in that settling-in period, but he's a top-drawer player and that's what we needed.

"Shinji Kagawa has had a few games and now knows what the Premier League is all about and he's obviously played in Europe quite a lot. You can see his work-rate and he's started to show some real intent with his football and what he's going to bring to this club so it's exciting on his part."

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