Ferguson feels Van Persie deserves respect from Arsenal fans

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claims he would be surprised if former Gunner,Robin van Persie would be given a hostile reception by Arsenal fans this weekend.
The Dutchman would be facing his former club for the first time since he joined United for a fee of 24million pounds.
Ferguson said: ‘I think Arsene has laid his seed for his supporters in terms of respecting him.
‘I think, if you think about all the former players who have come back to Old Trafford, they always get a warm applause.
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‘I don’t think he’ll have a problem tomorrow. I think the fans will recognise the eight years he gave them and I think that will be nice.’
As well as scoring goals, Van Persie has made a good all-round contribution to the United cause and Ferguson thinks he has settled quickly because no acclimatisation was necessary.
Ferguson said: ‘He is a mature player and I think that helps, and the experience he has got playing eight years in England.
‘The fact he has played in England makes it easier to go to another English club.
‘It has been very satisfying for us. It has been a fantastic start and hopefully he keeps it going.’
When asked by reporters if football lovers should be expecting something bigger than the 8-2 victory Manchester United recorded last season.
He said: ‘It won’t happen tomorrow, that’s for sure.
‘There is no point living in the past, we have just got to look forward to tomorrow.
‘It could be a way of motivating Arsenal, that is possible, but I think we have got to have the motivation to make sure we win the match.’