Robin van Persie vs. Eric Cantona: Scoring the Battle Between Man Utd Forwards

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Robin van Persie vs. Eric Cantona: Scoring the Battle Between Man Utd Forwards
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Though he only moved to the club last summer, Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has already made a remarkable impact on the club.

Not only has he scored goals for fun, he has led his team to new heights, inspiring those alongside him with his effervescent style of football.

In a recent interview with United Review, long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson likened the Dutchman's impact to that of legendary Red Devil Eric Cantona (h/t Daily Mail):

We did it when we brought Eric Cantona to Old Trafford where he proved to be the right player at the right club at the right time. He became the catalyst and springboard for our surge to success.

While it is near-impossible to compare the two, and rightly so, sometimes it's nice to have a bit of fun.

For the pure fantasists out there, here is a look at both players' strengths and best attributes, with scores given for five categories scored out of 10.

Who would you rather have in your team?

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