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Van Persie: I am better at Manchester United

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Robin van Persie feels he has improved his game since his summer transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United, and says more advanced training techniques have helped him hit the ground running at Old Trafford.

The 29-year-old joined Manchester United from Arsenal in a deal worth £24 million last August, and has scored 22 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League leaders.

Van Persie is on course to retain the Golden Boot this term, following on from his 30 league goals for Arsenal in previous campaign, but the Dutchman believes he is in even better form this year than he was last.

The former Arsenal captain says he owes his sharpness and potency to the superior training sessions at Manchester United, which have allowed him to optimise his performances at Old Trafford.

"Training is really good. It’s a very pleasant environment to work in," Van Persie told Dutch television station NOS.

"Every day I work on new things," Van Persie said. "I become alert to small details that make me better. I go into work every day whistling. From the first day, they have made me feel welcome, the boys made me feel right at home.

"I feel better and fitter. In the last week, I played Wednesday and Saturday. In those games I played with ease."

Van Persie was on Tuesday announced as Manchester United's Player of the Month for January, having won the award for the first time in December.

The striker scored five of his 22 goals last month, and beat the likes of Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck to the crown, which was voted for by supporters on the official Manchester United website.

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