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Robin van Persie says he “feels at home” at Manchester United.

The Dutch international striker joined the Red Devils from Arsenal at the beginning of the season, and his destructive goal scoring has become even more devastating in a team of real title challengers.

29-year-old van Persie is the Premier League’s top scorer so far, with 18 goals to his name.

He looks destined to be the difference between United and Manchester City in this season’s title race, and says the team and training environment has made his transition to life at United easy.

“I go into work every day whistling, as from the first day they've made me feel welcome,” RVP said, according to Soccernet.

"The boys made me feel right at home. Training is really good and I see things I've not seen in a long time. It is a very pleasant environment to work in. Every day I work on new things. I have become alert to small details that make me better.”

Van Persie is especially impressed by the work conducted by United’s first-team coach, his fellow Dutchman Rene Meulensteen.

The striker appreciates the attention to detail in United’s training sessions, which he says have made the team into runaway EPL leaders.

"The way he [Meulensteen] trains is refreshing. He is truly one of the best coaches in the world. I've had a lot of good trainers, but it's the way he prepares our team for games. Every match is different so every training session in build-up is unique. We know exactly what to expect. He wins points for us through his training,” van Persie said.

"We've won a lot of games by the odd goal - they are point winners. Consider the game against Chelsea. I scored after a low cross from Antonio Valencia on the right. It might seem like a fluke, but the whole week before the game was spent working on that move. Another example is my goal against Wigan when I cut the ball inside and shot with my right foot - again this was a situation we trained on."

Meanwhile, RVP says he is excited about the prospect of taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The Red Devils travel to the Bernabeu for the first-leg of their last-16 tie next week, and RVP is itching to stretch his equine legs on the hallowed turf.

"The match against Madrid is the icing on the cake for every footballer," he said.

"It will be my first game at the Bernabeu - and I'm really looking forward to it. It will be a very nice challenge with the group of players we have.

"Manchester United are a big club and being in the last 16 is already beautiful even without the prospect of playing Real Madrid."

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