On his home debut ? and with United trailing after a cleverly worked Fulham goal. Patrice Evra whipped in a cross that Van Persie sent in to the top right corner.
Followed up with a hatrick against a struggling Southampton side ? Van Persie will be keen to carry on this rich run of form which saw him win The Golden Boot award last season.
People were curios as to why Manchester United paid so much for a 29 year old, injury prone striker with just one year left on his contract. But with goals like this people will begin to see why Sir Alex Ferguson wanted Van Persie so much.