ROBIN van Persie has hailed Alex Ferguson as "different class" and has vowed to contribute more goals and assists for the Red Devils.
Van Persie has scored 13 goals in his first 19 United appearances and is clearly the man Manchester City must watch in tomorrow's blockbuster showdown at the Etihad Stadium.
When he quit Arsenal in a £24million deal last summer, Van Persie cited the chance to work with Ferguson as one of the major attractions. He has not been left disappointed.
"The way he gets us ready for the games is different class," said Van Persie.
"Those speeches are very important for every single one of us. The things he says, when he says them, before the match, during the match and after it.
"It is very direct. It is all spot on and very honest.
"I love that. You always have a couple of games where it is not going so well. You have to deal with that."
However, the Dutchman believes he has plenty of improvement to make.
He added: "When you are wanted by everyone it gives you wings. But I am not satisfied. If you look at the stats, 13 goals in 19 games, it is okay.
"But I want better and more. I want more goals, more assists. I want to go for everything that it is possible this year."