Martinez impressed by Van Persie’s instant impact at Man United

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez admits he has been impressed by the speedy manner in which Robin van Persie has settled

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Manchester United's Robin van Persie has already netted four goals this term Robin van Persie/Twitter

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Roberto Martinez admits he has been left impressed by the manner in which Robin van Persie appears to have hit the ground running at Manchester United.

The Holland international has already netted four goals for the Red Devils in three Premier League appearances, including a sublime hat-trick against Southampton before the international break.

Martinez’s Wigan Athletic side travel to Old Trafford to face United on Saturday – and the Spaniard admits Van Persie looks like he will be a threat to any opposition this season following his £24m move from Arsenal in August.

“We all know what level Robin van Persie is at. What he did with Arsenal – not many players can reach that level,” Martinez told the Wigan Observer.

“Obviously he went to Manchester United, and you’re expecting him to take a little bit of time to settle in. But he proves everyone wrong with a phenomenal display against Southampton.”

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