Van Persie Manchester United- Red Devils sign Gunners star, Wilshere takes No.10 jersey

By Soccer Blog | Aug 17, 2012

Robin Van Persie Manchester United 2012 Sir Alex Ferguson

Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has officially completed his switch to Manchester United, swapping London for the North West on a four year contract. Van Persie, Arsenal’ top scorer last season by a country mile, has reportedly transferred for £22m, with the potential to rise to £24m and will be contracted to United till June 2016.

Van Persie’s jersey number at Manchester United will be No.20

Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson was delighted with the transfer and likened his current striking options of Rooney, Van Persie, Welbeck and Javier Chicharito Hernandez to that of his 1999 squad ( Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted to French television that he would have preferred to sell Van Persie to a foreign club and United manager Sir Alex Ferguson himself said that the transfer would not have happened if Van Persie hadn’t told the Gunners of his personal desire to move to the Theatre of Dreams. RVP had a year to go on his Arsenal contract and had already revealed earlier this summer that he would not be penning a new deal.

Thomas Vermaelen is expected to take over as Arsenal captain from Van Persie, while the Gunners have already given Jack Wilshere the Dutchman’s No.10 jersey.

8 Comments so far
  1. jama August 17, 2012 3:47 pm

    iam happy to see robin van persie to leave the club before his contract expired and before he leave on free transfer.

  2. jama August 17, 2012 3:51 pm

    as a fan of gunners ihve no worry to loss VRP .we will shine like any other season and more even

  3. Ayinde saheed August 17, 2012 4:46 pm

    Robin vanpasie is fantastic striker in the world welcome to vanpasie wayne rooney say that

  4. Deemex August 18, 2012 7:42 pm

    Welcome to old trafford but i dnt like his jersey number plz give him no 9 / 7

  5. Eyo henry August 19, 2012 10:39 pm

    I am glad to see Rvp among the striking force of world best club side aka manchester united

  6. Prathamesh narvekar September 1, 2012 5:54 am

    Plz manage to give him his lucky no.10

  7. Amaechi Jude September 1, 2012 7:13 am

    RVP is a world class player that need not to change jessy number for no reason. Jessy number 10 is good for him Up-Gunners, Up-Man-u

  8. chrisdano October 3, 2012 5:35 pm

    We av gotten VP, i think it is high time to offload welbeck and go for creative midfielders

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