Robin van Persie joins Man Utd

Manchester United have announced they have agreed a deal to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal, subject to a medical and personal terms.

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Van Persie: 'No one is angry with me' for Man United move

Robin van Persie said there were "no hard feelings" after he completed a move from Arsenal to Premier League rivals Manchester United FC.

Robin van Persie and Sir Alex Ferguson Credit: PA

In his first press conference as a United player, he said: "From my side and Arsenal's side, there is no hard feelings. No one is angry with me and I'm not angry with them".

Robin van Persie signed a four-year contract with Manchester United Credit: PA


Robin van Persie transfer latest

Robin Van Persie is about to become a Manchester United player. The Arsenal striker is this evening on his way to the North West for a medical before he completes a reported 24 million pound move to Old Trafford.

His new manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes he's assembling the most potent strikeforce in Europe. Daniel Hewitt has the story:

Fergie: Van Persie signing reminiscent of 1999 treble-winning campaign

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson Credit: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

Ferguson likened his present situation to that he had in 1999 when Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke scored 53 goals during United's Treble-winning campaign, reinforced by Champions League final heroes Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

"They (Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie) are two fantastic players and it will be great to have both of them," said Ferguson.

"It gives us more strength and more combinations up front.

"In 1999 I had Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the four best strikers in Europe."We are going towards that now with Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney, Robin, Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa.

"It is a fantastic collection of players and hopefully I pick the right combinations"It is great to have a player of Robin van Persie's qualities to come into the squad. I am very pleased."

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Rio: "We want to give the fans what they expect this season."

Rio Ferdinand has been speaking ahead of the start of Manchester United's premier league season.

He said: "Last season was disappointing for us because we didn't win the league," he said.

"Now it is about how we come back.

We have shown in the past the mentality of the club and its history is that we always come back stronger. We want to give the fans what they expect and be battling at the top of the league.

The gauntlet has been thrown down time and time again. It is up to us to pull in the right direction.

We have to step up to the plate and produce. I am sure we will."


Van Persie set for debut

Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Robin van Persie will be available to make his Manchester United debut against Everton on Monday night.

Ferguson said: "He is on his way up from London for a medical later this afternoon.

"We hope that goes according to plan. His agent is in discussions with David Gill right about now.

"We hope all the things will be tied up, although sometimes medicals do take a bit longer. I am sure he will be available for Monday's game."

Robin van Persie could play on Monday

Robin van Persie

Manchester United could field Robin van Persie in their Premier League opener against Everton on Monday after striking a deal to prise the Dutch frontman from Arsenal.

The Dutchman is in Manchester for a medical, with only that and personal terms the potential obstacles to the deal being completed.

No fee has been announced by United, although it is believed to be around the £20million mark for a 4 year deal.

There is now the prospect of him pairing up with Wayne Rooney as United look to reclaim the domestic league title from big-spending neighbours Manchester City.

The transfer represents the biggest deal United have done since Dimitar Berbatov's club record £30.75m move from Tottenham in 2008.

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