De Gea hails deadly Van Persie

November 30, 2012
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David de Gea admits he is getting sick of the sight of Robin van Persie scoring goals - and that's just against him in training.

The Manchester United goalkeeper will hope for a first-team recall when Sir Alex Ferguson's team travel to take on Reading on Saturday night.

United, 2.00 to secure the Premier League title this season, are 7.50 to win the match 2-0 and 8.00 to edge it 2-1.

Van Persie, 4.33 to open the scoring against the Royals, grabbed his 12th goal in 18 games to secure a maximum haul against West Ham United in midweek, which kept the Red Devils a point clear of neighbours Manchester City at the top of the table.

And de Gea, who has recently been recovering from dental surgery, admits his United team-mate can continue to administer his own special brand of pain to both him and Premier League defenders.

The Spanish shot-stopper said: "You can only sit back and admire his finishing inside the penalty area. When the ball falls to Robin it's as if you can predict the outcome before he's even taken a shot - he's deadly inside the box and knows where the goal is.

"I have to admit he scores a few goals against me in training against me. We all try to make it as hard as possible for him, but he still manages to score.

"He has settled extremely quickly. We knew he was fantastic player when he was at Arsenal, but it's not always easy to transfer that form to another club. Robin's done it right from the start."

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