Robin van Persie joins Manchester United

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

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.”