Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has backed his Dutch team-mate Robin van Persie to go out and prove he is no 'one-season wonder'.

Van Persie played a huge part in the Red Devils securing their 20th league championship last season, notching 26 goals in his first full campaign at Old Trafford.

As a result the former Arsenal striker was crowned the Premier League's Golden Boot winner for the second year running.

Ferdinand has no doubt in his mind that the 30-year-old can replicate that kind of form again this season, as the champions adjust to life under new manager David Moyes.

He said: "Robin doesn’t want to be remembered as a one-season wonder,' said the experienced central defender.

"He doesn’t want people to think about him as just coming here, doing well in that one season but not being able to continue.

"He wants to do it over a number of years. He is on course to be remembered in that way."

Van Persie has already started the season like he finished the last, scoring twice in the comprehensive 4-1 victory against Swansea on the opening weekend.

After securing his first Premier League title, Van Persie is eager for more of the same this season, with Ferdinand reiterating these views.

"Robin is not a short-term kind of guy," added Ferdinand.

"It is all long-term for him. There is a thought process behind everything he does. It is all geared towards him being as good as he can be on a weekend.

"In that sense, he is just doing what you expect. He is a top player."

United have yet to sign anybody in this transfer window but have recently had a joint bid rejected for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, both of whom played under Moyes at Everton.

The future of Wayne Rooney is no closer to being resolved, with United still insisting he is not for sale but Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he has not given up hope of signing the England striker, revealing that a third bid for Rooney will be made after their game against United.

United entertain Chelsea on Monday with the Red Devils looking to end their opponents 100% start to the season.

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