Date:24th August 2012 at 10:43am
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Peter Schmeichel believes that the signing of Robin Van Persie makes Manchester United favourites for the title, despite their opening day loss.

Man City were keen to sign the striker but conceded before the striker joined United. Mancini has claimed United are favourites for the title but whilst his assertions are simple mind games, Schmeichel genuinely believes that United have the upper foot.

Schmeichel has played for both Manchester clubs and at the launch of the new Premier League season, The Great Dane spoke of why United are now in the driving seat:

“I’m very excited about him because, for me, it’s a game-changer.

“He was either going to go blue or red and he always said he wanted to go red. For me, that shows great intent. I like the fact that he was so focused about playing for United because he wanted to win trophies.

“I think he tips it in United’s favour to win the Premier League. Obviously he has to go out and perform. He had a magnificent season last season and it will be very difficult to reproduce that kind of form.

“But coming to Old Trafford, he will have quality players around him to provide him with chances.

“I expect him to be very successful.”

Schmeichel was talking at the launch of the 2012/2013 Premier League season, for behind the scene’s pictures of the event visit:

Schmeichel also touched on a number of other subjects including the Glazers, goalkeepers, last season and United going trophyless in 2011/2012 to read all of these click here