With the pressure on the Reds to pull out a good performance for new manager David Moyesâ€™ first league game in charge, Unitedâ€™s no.20 expressed his delight at victory in what he described as a tough encounter.
â€śIt was an important day for us today; you donâ€™t want to lose the first game of the season. I think we played well, everyone looked fit and we worked very hard. Iâ€™m very pleased,â€ť van Persie told Sky Sports. â€śSwansea were better than us for the first fifteen minutes, but the goal changed the game and the second shortly after really helped us.
â€śMy first goal came from a great pass from Giggsy,â€ť he said of the gameâ€™s opening goal. â€śI felt at the time that my touch was a little heavy so I had to really go for it and take it as high as possible. The second goal was back to the streets a little bit!â€ť
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