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Robin van Persie offers advice to Norwich star

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Ricky van Wolfswinkel knew he had made the right choice to sign for Norwich City after speaking with Manchester United star Robin van Persie about a transfer to the Carrow Road club.

The Dutch striker scored on his competitive debut for the Canaries in the weekend draw with Everton, having joined the club for a club record fee from Sporting CP in the early days of the transfer window.

Before signing for Norwich, Van Wolfswinkel made sure he received an appraisal of the club from compatriot Van Persie while on international duty, and says the Old Trafford hitman was complimentary about Chris Hughton's side.

"When I was with the national team, I spoke to Robin van Persie before I signed for Norwich City,” he told reporters.

"He said Norwich had made a big impression on him, that they were always a difficult team to play against and that their crowd really got behind them.

"I know they beat Manchester United 1-0 last season."

The 24-year-old's goal against Everton ensured the Canaries ended their opening encounter of the season with a point, after the Toffees appeared to be edging towards a victory at Carrow Road.

Steven Whittaker scored the opener for Norwich before Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman scored inside the space of four minutes to place Everton in the lead.

But a well-taken header from Van Wolfswinkel levelled proceedings to ensure the spoils were shared.

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