Robin van Persie says that he has joined Manchester United to ‘achieve greatness’ and believes he can fulfil all his personal ambitions at Old Trafford. The Dutch striker wants to win titles and Champions Leagues, something he was unable to achieve during his years at Arsenal. Van Persie said he listened to the boy inside him that was screaming Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson hailed the signing and believes his arrival will bring some much needed maturity to his United team. The Dutchman marks a change in transfer policy in recent years, where Fergie has moved for proven quality, rather than just potential.
Elsewhere in the news Arsene Wenger suggests that new signings maybe forthcoming at the Emirates; Di Matteo says he will use Juan Mata sparingly, while Roberto Mancini brushes off a frustrating week at Manchester City.
Chelsea say they will use Juan Mata sparingly after the forward played in both Euro 2012 and the Olympics – [Guardian]
Paul Lambert has asked the Aston Villa supporters for patience as he seeks to end two years of misery by rebuilding the club from top to bottom – [Guardian]
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Rio Ferdinand to be careful when tweeting in future after the defender was fined £45,000 by the Football Association – [Guardian]
Clint Dempsey has told Fulham he does not want to play for them again – [Independent]
RobertoMancini believes Robin van Persie has ensured United will the side to beat in race for the title – [Daily Telegraph]
Brendan Rodgers will use legacy of the past to forge a brighter future for an underachieving club – [Daily Telegraph]
Nigel Adkins believes Gaston Ramirez’s proposed move to Southampton highlights the club’s ambition – [Sky Sports]
Toulouse defender Cheikh M’Bengue has revealed he is wanted by Arsenal – [Daily Star]
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is considering making a fourth bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis – [Daily Telegraph]
AVB wants a single newcomer to compete with Defoe and young Harry Kane to be his lone frontman ahead of three attacking midfielders – [Mirror]
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