Venables: Man Utd's Van Persie player of season - so far
"Many wondered if the Dutchman had made the right choice in snubbing champions Manchester City for their arch-rivals - and whether he could continue knocking in the goals at Old Trafford.
"Well, he has answered both questions with a resounding 'Yes'.
"RVP has hit 15 goals already to help United go six points clear of their so-called 'noisy neighbours' at the top of the table.
"It will be a tough test for United, but the arrival of Van Persie has given them an added dimension and impetus in attack."