Vidic praise for role model Robin

Date published: 07 January 2013

ROBIN van Persie is the textbook centre–forward, according to Manchester United team–mate Nemanja Vidic.

The Dutchman came off the bench to net a sublime equaliser in stoppage time against West Ham as United salvaged a 2–2 draw from a thrilling FA Cup third–round tie at Upton Park.

It was Van Persie's 20th goal since joining the side in the summer.

Serbian defender Vidic hopes Van Persie can maintain his high standards over the course of the campaign as United chase another Barclays Premier League title and European glory.

"His touch is magnificent," Vidic said.

"It is movement from the book, touch from the book, goal from the book.

"It is something they can show to kids, how to move and finish in the last third. He was magnificent for us, we just hope he is going to be in the same form in the end."