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van Persie will snap out of dry spell - Man Utd's Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is supremely confident that Robin van Persie will soon be back amongst the goals.

The Manchester United striker has not tallied since he scored against Everton on February 10 but Ferguson is not too bothered about the Dutchman's drought.

van Persie's effort in the 1-0 victory at Sunderland last weekend did end up in the back of the net but not before it took a deflection off Black Cats defender Titus Bramble.

"The goals will come. All strikers have little dry spells - you always hope it ends quickly. It's just part of being a striker," he told reporters.

"It's disappointing he wasn't awarded the goal at Sunderland - I can understand that because it took a wicked deflection. His shot was fantastic - it was hit with such venom that it's not surprising it took a deflection."

He added: "It's just being sensible and realistic. Robin's shot last week could have come off any defender because it was hit so well and that's the right thing to do."

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