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

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

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Robin van Persie signed a four-year contract with Manchester United. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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".

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Robin van Persie joins Manchester United

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Robin van Persie from Premier League rivals Arsenal.

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Robin van Persie has joined Manchester United. Credit: EMPICS Sport

The Dutch striker has signed a four-year contract with Sir Alex Ferguson's side after eight years at the north London club.

Robin van Persie told the website: “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.”

Sir Alex Ferguson added: “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.”

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Arsenal confident Robin van Persie 'will fulfil his commitments to the Club'

Robin van Persie will not renew his Arsenal contract. Credit: PA

Arsenal football club say they are confident Robin van Persie will see out his contract at the club.

Earlier the player announced he would not renew his deal.

Arsenal said in a statement:

"We have to respect Robin's decision not to renew his contract. Robin has one year to run on his current contract and we are confident that he will fulfil his commitments to the Club.

"We are planning with ambition and confidence for next season with Arsenal's best interests in mind."

Robin van Persie will not extend Arsenal contract

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has announced that he will not sign an extension to his contract at the London club, which has a year left to run.

In a statement on his website, he said:

"I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract. You guys, the fans, have of course the right to disagree with my view and decision and I will always respect your opinions."

He added:

"My goal has been to win trophies with the team and to bring the club back to its glory days.

"Out of my huge respect for Mr. Wenger, the players and the fans I don’t want to go into any details, but unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward."

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