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Manchester United manager tells Van Persie to score more

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Sir Alex Ferguson has surely chosen the right person to succeed him at the Old Trafford hot seat as his fellow Scot, David Moyes sure knows how to motivate his players to perform even better than they are capable of.

Moyes is aware of the fact that if he is to land the Premier League title in his very first season with United, he needs his star forward Robin van Persie to be firing on all cylinders through out the entire duration of the campaign.

As such, the Scot has decided to hone in on Van Persie's lack of titles during his stay with Arsenal to spur the Dutchman to perform even better in order to increase his collection of medals.

Van Persie joined United in a £24 million move last summer after apparently getting frustrated with the Gunners' lack of titles and has collected his first Premier League winner's medal at the age of 29.

The Dutchman is eager to collect more medals and reach the numbers of his fellow teammates at United. And Moyes believes it is this childlike desire of his Dutch forward's, which is his biggest strength and which will make him perform even better than last season.

On being asked by reporters if he thought Van Persie could still improve, he replied: "I hope he can. With his experience, I hope so. His goals against Swansea were top goals, of a top goalscorer.

"The performance of the team - we can play better - but I thought his finishes made the difference.

"I said to the players the other day, 'You know, how many medals had they won?' "Giggsy had won 13, quite a few of them had won five or six and Robin said he'd only won one.

"So the challenge is for Robin to keep trying to win medals and I think he's got it. I think he's driven to do it, he wants to succeed and I've been really impressed by him in his training and commitment and in trying to improve himself."

The Scot further added that he truly believed Van Persie deserved the tag 'world-class', as the forward is not just about scoring goals but is also an expert in holding play and bringing his teammates into the game.

"World class is sometimes used quite loosely, but I think it'd be hard not to put him in that category, that's for sure.

"We're talking about his goals, but the balls when he got it into him and his hold up play were also fantastic. He brought people into the game for us as well.

"He's got an all-round game and we want to keep supplying him and give him every opportunity to score."

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