Robin van Persie has paid tribute to his fellow strikers at Manchester United.

The Dutchman, along with Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez, was on the scoresheet for victory over Stoke City.

Van Persie said: "Wayne's a great player. In my opinion good players can always play together and I think we showed that against Stoke.

"We showed it last season, we showed it earlier this season and hopefully we can keep showing that because we do want to play together.

"But don't forget Chicharito because he's a great player. He's a real role model to all footballers. He works so hard, I'm a really big fan of his. We will need all of our strikers."

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