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Robin van Persie: Giggs' just like Fergie

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has praised Ryan Giggs' 'incredible' team-talks, saying they reminded him of Sir Alex Ferguson's best speeches.

Giggs has been put in charge at Old Trafford until the end of the season, and oversaw the Red Devils' 3-1 win over Hull last night, which could prove to be the 41-year-old's last game at the Theatre of Dreams ahead of his potential retirement from the game this summer.

The winger has two wins and one defeat from his three games in charge, and Van Persie, who made a scoring return from injury last night, says he's been impressed with what he's seen so far.

"I witnessed two team meetings as I came in a bit late," Van Persie told MUTV. "The one from the last game against Sunderland and [the Hull] game, were incredible. They were Sir Alex-esque."

Last night also marked Nemanja Vidic's last game at Old Trafford ahead of his switch to Inter Milan, and Van Persie was full of praise for the Serbian.

He said: "Nemanja has been great. He's been playing here for eight-and-a-half years and the thing I always say about him is that he puts his head where people are scared to put their feet.

"That is Nemanja. He wants to die for the cause, in a good way. He is very brave, a great player and he's won everything at Manchester United. It was a special day for him too."

It is expected that Dutch boss Louis van Gaal will be announced as Manchester United's permanent boss in the coming weeks.

Giggs will take charge of his final game against Southampton this weekend, but faces an uncertain future at the club.

Reports suggest that he could be offered a coaching role under Van Gaal, although that has not been confirmed.

Manchester United are currently in seventh place in the Premier League.

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