Van Persie full of praise for Manchester United strike partners Chicharito and Welbeck

The Holland international has been in blistering form since joining Manchester United from Arsenal in the summer, and has revealed he is enjoying learning from his fellow strikers
Manchester United’s Robin van Persie believes he can still learn as a player - by following the example set by strike partners Chicharito and Danny Welbeck.

Van Persie joined in the summer in a big-money move from Arsenal and pundits have suggested his wealth of experience could help improve the games of the club’s younger forwards.

But the Dutchman believes Chicharito and Welbeck can provide as much guidance for him as he can for them.

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"It goes both ways - I can learn from them as well," Van Persie told MUTV.

"For example, I love Chicharito's enthusiasm, I love how he plays and trains and does his work off the pitch after training.

"A couple of weeks ago he wasn't playing as much but he was in the gym every day doing extra work, and that sets a big example for everyone.

"Danny, too. He's not playing in his favourite position at the moment but we need him and he's working hard.

"When you have four strikers being so professional, it sets the tone for the others. Everyone realises we are all in it together and we all need to do our bit."

The 29-year-old has scored 11 goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season, including a dramatic last-gasp winner in United’s 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday.