Having wrapped up a deal to bring Robin Van Persie to Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson and Robin Van Perie spoke to MUTV on the subject with Sir Alex claiming the deal only took place because RVP wanted to come to the club:
“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.”
Van Persie added:
“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 continued:
“The boy wanted to come. He turned down various clubs. If he hadn’t told Arsenal he wanted to go to Manchester United, the transfer wouldn’t have happened.
“It (the transfer) has given everyone a lift. I have a complication to my life (selection). I don’t know how I managed in 1999.
“They can gel together. Robin’s best position is furthest up the pitch. The most important thing is to win what we want to win. These players can help us to do that.”
Notably Sir Alex also revealed that his summer spending wasn’t over and that he was looking for a new signing for “one more position” but would only dip into the market “if a certain player came available”.