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Robin van Persie's success attributed to new product

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Manchester United star Robin van Persie's transformation from injury-plagued forward into one of the most complete strikers in the world has been attributed to the use of a revolutionary new 'compression sleeve'.

Having spent much of his Arsenal career on the sidelines, Van Persie has realised his potential in the past two seasons having claimed the Premier League's golden boot during successive campaigns.

The Netherlands international's 30 goals in the league for Arsenal in 2011-12 earned him a summer transfer to Manchester United, before Van Persie fired 26 times for the Red Devils during his first term at Old Trafford.

And, according to the Daily Mail, Van Persie's sustained period of success in front of goal for both Arsenal and Manchester United is thanks to a product by the name of BodyHelix, which has kept the 29-year-old injury-free.

Van Persie missed almost an entire year of action during his final five seasons as an Arsenal player owning to a number of ankle and knee issues, but has not sustained an injury of note despite playing 96 games in the past two campaigns.

The Manchester United marksman has reportedly been wearing BodyHelix on his thighs and calves during training and matches since February 2012, with the Red Devils and Arsenal both able to reap the benefits.

BodyHelix compresses soft tissue around the muscles, tendons and joints - reducing stress from heavy impact - and has also been used by Manchester United players Wayne Rooney, Nani and Anderson.

The technology is also popular in the United States, with stars of the NFL and NBA using BodyHelix on their legs and arms.

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