Manchester United: Why Robin van Persie Is the Premier League's Best Forward

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Manchester United: Why Robin van Persie Is the Premier League's Best Forward
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Though Manchester United ultimately came up short in its attempts to down a plucky Tottenham Hotspur Sunday, one couldn't help but see the positives from the result.

It was a point gained in an away game against a team beginning to show their true potential under new boss Andre Villas-Boas.

But perhaps the greatest positive was the familiar sight of Robin van Persie bursting the opposition net for the 18th time this season.

Since making the controversial £24 million transfer from Arsenal in the summer, he has gone from strength to strength at Old Trafford, scoring goals for fun.

Here are a few reasons why he's currently the best forward in the Premier League.

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