PICTURE: Van Persie heading to Southampton with a smile on his face

by Sam Peoples

Robin van Persie is in a chipper mood today ahead of Manchester United’s game against Southampton.

Last season saw Van Persie score his first hat-trick in a United shirt at St Mary’s after he brushed off the disappointment of missing a poor penalty to complete United’s 3-2 turnaround.

Ryan Giggs has chosen to start Van Persie in a really attacking line-up today that includes Juan Mata, Danny Welbeck, Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj as well.

Van Persie has endured a frustrating season but last week he had a smile plastered all over his face and hopefully today, he can get on the score sheet for the second week in a row.

He’ll want to impress Van Gaal before he comes in…

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