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Robin van Persie: his crucial Manchester United goals

Dutchman is proving to be worth every penny of his £24m fee

Since Robin Van Persie's £24m transfer from Arsenal in the summer, the Dutch striker has proved to be as crucial to Manchester United as he was to the Gunners last season.

This weekend he will lead the line against Liverpool at Old Trafford for the first time, looking to inscribe another chapter in what is becoming a fairy tale debut season for the Red Devils.

Having bagged the decisive goal against United's great rivals in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, we examine that and the rest of the critical goals Van Persie has scored this term...

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