Paul Scholes has paid tribute to former Manchester United teammate Robin van Persie.

Scholes wrote in the London Evening Standard: "Van Persie is among the best I have played with at United.

"Some of the stuff I saw him do in training in my last year at the club was exceptional. I remember the manager saying that when he signed Van Persie, Arsene Wenger said to him, 'He will be even better than you think he is'. It was so right. I have been lucky enough to play with some amazing centre-forwards and he is right up there with them."

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