Friday, August 17, 2012


Dutch international Robin van Persie has revealed his delight at signing for Manchester United.

The Dutch superstar completed his £24million switch from Arsenal on Friday morning.

He said: 'It’s an honour to sign for Manchester United.
'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.'

Van Persie, who could now make his debut at Everton on Monday night, arrived at Manchester United's training ground on Friday morning to sign his new £12million-a-year contract.

The Dutch international underwent a medical in Manchester on Thursday night before spending the night in a Cheshire hotel.

It is understood that the 29-year-old was then taken to United's training ground at 9am to meet his new team-mates and sign the astonishing £250,000-a-week deal that will give him parity at the club with Wayne Rooney.

In signing Van Persie, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has laid down a clear marker ahead of the new season.

It is the first time the club have paid  for a big name since Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham for £30.75m in 2008.

Having decided two or three years ago they would not sign players over the age of 27, United have signified just how far they are prepared to go to wrest the title back from City.

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