Manchester United star Michael Carrick praises Robin van Persie strike

Michael Carrick

The United midfielder had good things to say about the Dutch striker.

Manchester United continued their good form yesterday with perhaps their most complete performance of the season under Louis van Gaal. Despite an injury list to rival the best they thumped Hull City 3-0, with The Tigers barely registering an attempt.

One man who excelled in the game was Michael Carrick. The veteran midfielder dominated proceedings throughout the game controlling the tempo of the match from the deep midfield role.

But while the plaudits flowed for Carrick there was also plenty of praise for goalscorer Robin van Persie, who put recent woes behind him with a thumping finish in the 66th minute.

He had come in for real criticism after a recent poor performance against former club Arsenal. But he put in a much better display and Carrick was one person who was happy for the Dutchman.

He told Manchester United TV:

"It was some strike! It was only really half a chance, but he's controlled it and smashed it into the top corner. It's great when the boys up front are creating chances and scoring goals. If we can do what we did on Saturday on a more regular basis we'll be a real threat."

If Van Persie, and the rest of the United team, can continue to play the way they are currently then their target of top four could very well be on the cards.

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