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Giggs talks up Van Persie impact

2 November 2012 12:56

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has hailed the impact of Robin van Persie since his close-season move from Arsenal.

Van Persie has netted nine goals in 12 matches for his new club and Giggs thinks the striker's performances have given everyone a lift after United lost the English Premier League title to neighbours Manchester City last season.

"When a ready-made, world-class player comes in it gives everybody a lift," Giggs told reporters.

"And Robin is certainly that. He's proven that with his goals and all-round play since he's come to the club.

"Robin's set-piece delivery is really important to us, it's a big plus that we're scoring from set-pieces and corners.

"That's something we haven't done over the last few years as often as we'd have liked.

"So with Robin it's not just goals you get. He's helped a few different names get on the score sheet."

Van Persie comes up against former club Arsenal on Saturday, but Giggs is not expecting a repeat of the 8-2 scoreline which occurred in the corresponding fixture at Old Trafford last season.

"Last season was one of those fluke performances," he said.

"We always expect a tough performance against Arsenal. It's no different this time."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
3 November 2012
Game week
10
Kick-off
13:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
75492

Goals

1 - 0
P. Evra 67'
(assist by W. Rooney) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
90'+5 Cazorla

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5
3 67'
6
2
16
7
18 29'
23 37'
20 3' 60'
10 45+1' 81'
Coach: A. Ferguson
# Player Bookings
24
4
3
5
11
8 90'
19 90+5'
10 14' 69'
16
9
12
Coach: A. Wenger

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
8 72'
17
13
14
22
25
31
# Player Bookings
14
23 83'
6
22
25
29
36

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0
9 0 +0 0
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16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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