Robin van Persie completes Manchester United move

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Robin van Persie has completed his transfer move from Arsenal to Manchester United and a delighted manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he’s captured a world-class forward.

On Friday the Dutch striker completed the move and signed a four-year deal with United and Ferguson believes his addition has lifted everyone at Old Trafford.

“Robin van Persie has completed his medical, agreed personal terms and signed for Manchester United on a four-year contract until June 2016,” Ferguson said on United’s official website at

“Robin is a world-class striker with a proven record in England and in European football.

“His talents need no introduction to our fans – he has scored a number of goals against us in some classic battles with his former club.

“His movement, finishing and all-round ability are outstanding.”

The way is now paved for the 29-year-old to make his debut for Manchester United in Barclays Premier League against Everton on Monday night and he can’t wait to link up with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.

Van Persie said: “I am looking forward to following in the footsteps of so many great strikers, bringing my experience and playing my part to help the team compete for the biggest trophies in the game. I can’t wait to get started.”

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