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Rio: RVP no one-season wonder

ESPN staff
August 22, 2013
Robin van Persie has carried on last season's red hot form for Manchester United in the new campaign with four goals in two games © Getty Images

Rio Ferdinand believes Robin van Persie will carry on scoring for several years and says the striker is determined not to go down in history as a "one-season wonder" at Old Trafford.

Van Persie struck 30 times in his debut campaign for United, helping them to win the title and finishing as the Premier League's top scorer.

And he has begun his second season with doubles in the Community Shield win against Wigan and the Premier League victory over Swansea.

Ferdinand said: "Robin doesn't want to be remembered as a one-season wonder.

"He doesn't want people to think about him as just coming here, doing well in that one season but not being able to continue. He wants to do it over a number of years. He is on course to be remembered in that way."

Van Persie stayed at Arsenal for eight years, scoring 132 goals before joining United for £24 million and Ferdinand feels the forward's professionalism equips him to succeed throughout his Old Trafford career.

"Robin is not a short-term kind of guy," added Ferdinand. "It is all long-term for him.

"There is a thought process behind everything he does. It is all geared towards him being as good as he can be on a weekend. In that sense, he is just doing what you expect. He is a top player."

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