Van Persie praises 'amazing' Old Trafford atmosphere after West Ham win

Robin van Persie scored what turned out to the winner for Manchester United on Saturday.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has paid credit to the Theatre of Dreams crowd, after the Old Trafford support roared the ten men of United home in their narrow win over West Ham. 

Declaring himself delighted with the result, the 31-year-old has been a little slow at finding his form in the Premier League this season, despite playing under his former national team boss Louis van Gaal, mainly due to some fitness concerns following the conclusion of the World Cup in Brail.

However, his goal against West Ham was his second strike in as many games, and unlike last week's effort against Leicester, helped his side earn a vital three points despite Wayne Rooney's dismissal, edging the Premier League giants up the table.

The former Arsenal striker will be eager to get more game time at Old Trafford this season, after groin, hamstring and knee injuries ruled him out for lengthy spells last year. 

With Rooney's red card seeing him miss three key games, including home matches with Everton and Chelsea, Van Persie will have an opportunity to lead the line alongside Colombian star Radamel Falcao, who himself will be eager to open his account for United.

Having two of the world's top strikers at his disposal, Van Gaal must now decide whether  to bring Juan Mata into Rooney's role or employ a midfield capable of more efficient defensive work.

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