3 Talking Points from Manchester United 3-0 Hull – RVP Justifies The Faith

Goals from Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie was enough for Louis Van Gaal’s side to claim a comfortable 3-0 victory for Manchester United over Hull City. Victory was the home side’s third-straight win in the Premier League and moved the Red Devils to within two points of their neighbours Manchester City, who play tomorrow. For the visitors though, it was their fourth-successive defeat in the League and the Tigers are now just a point off the bottom.

Here are the major talking points from the game.

1. Robin Van Persie justifies the faith


Much was made about Van Persie’s performance against Arsenal and the fact that he had so few touches. But the simple fact was that more often than not, the Dutchman was playing as a winger in that game and without the pace he once had, he struggled to play on the counter, which is what United wanted him to do. Van Gaal understood that and started the Dutch striker, when he could so easily have dropped him and gone for either James Wilson or Radamel Falcao.

But the 63-year-old Dutchman put his faith in Van Persie and the striker didn’t disappoint. Not only did he score a sublime goal, but his overall link-up play as well was much better. Strikers thrive on goals, it is what keeps them going. For all of his performance thus far, Van Persie would’ve been disappointed not to have scored against Hull. But after fluffing an earlier opportunity in the first half, he made no mistake in the second half as he hit a sumptuous strike from outside the box.

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