Robin van Persie has hailed the ‘incredible’ team talk delivered by Ryan Giggs ahead of Manchester United’s victory over Hull City on Tuesday night, claiming the interim manager was able to inspire his players in a way Sir Alex Ferguson had done in the past.

Giggs was placed in charge of first-team affairs following the sacking of David Moyes over two weeks ago, although the Old Trafford icon will not be taking charge on a permanent basis, with Louis van Gaal waiting to take over in the summer.

Under his management, Manchester United have recorded two convincing victories and suffered one humiliating loss to Sunderland, but Van Persie claims Giggs has been ‘brilliant’ in a role many had hoped he would be given full-time.

"I witnessed two team meetings as I came in a bit late," Van Persie, who has just returned from injury, told the London Evening Standard.

"The one from the last game against Sunderland, and Tuesday's game, were incredible. They were Sir Alex-esque.

"He's been brilliant. And he put in some fantastic passes [after coming on against Hull] and almost scored after coming on. He's a legend and I think he shows that every day."

Van Persie looks set to be joined at Manchester United by his current international coach after the end of the World Cup in Brazil, while Van Gaal told reporters on Wednesday that would ‘love’ to take over at Old Trafford.

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