Sir Alex Ferguson admits he is faced with a tough decision in terms of his strikers, the strongest position in his current United side.
It is a similar problem to the one he faced in 1999 when United cleaned up in Europe and Domestically, doing a historic treble with Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham at his disposal.
Van Persie’s United career has got off to a brilliant start and he currently leads the Premier League’s goal scoring charts with 5 goals and with stalwart Wayne Rooney returning from injury he admits he faces a tough choice when picking his team:
“It is early doors but at the moment I don’t know where I am going in the sense of what my best partnership will be.
“Probably the strongest part of the club will be in the striker department. It (Van Persie’s arrival) should give everyone a push.
“Danny Welbeck is in the same position as Javier in that they are not the first team choices at the moment.
“That doesn’t mean to say it will stay that way because competition is always healthy and them being the kind of young lads they are will be desperate to establish themselves.
“That is what competition is. We had it in 1999.”
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