Players often talk about the familial spirit at United and van Persie is no different, crediting the club’s welcoming atmosphere and the staff for his positive start on the field.
“I have to thank my team-mates, the manager and coaches,” he told MUTV. “Rene Meulensteen and Mike Phelan are doing a fantastic job, then you have the manager with his speeches, which get us ready for the games. It’s just different class and I love it.
“Since day one everyone has been very helpful and happy to have me here. When you feel wanted by everyone, it gives you wings.
“I come to work with a big smile on my face and I believe that when you’re having a good time, things go your way, which is happening now.”