Has Sir Alex Ferguson finally killed off the challenge of his oldest adversary? The signing of Robin Van Persie has all but extinguished the title hopes of North London counterpart Arsene Wenger and significantly boosted his own in the process. Two birds with one stone you might. The £24 million capture of Van Persie has certainly added some extra spice with the new Premier League season rapidly emerging on the horizon. With rivals City yet to make significant inroads in the transfer market the 29-year-old is considered the final piece of the jigsaw for United as they begin the long and arduous battle to wrestle the trophy from the grip of their fiercest rivals. The prospect of Wayne Rooney and Van Persie working in tandem is a mouthwatering prospect and if the Dutchman can steer clear of injury there is no telling what the Red Devil’s could accomplish this term especially with Nemanja Vidic and Tom Cleverley returning from injury.
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“Everyone knows by now that I’m a lover of football. I’m quite principled in that prospect. It’s always difficult to find a perfect match but I do feel this is the perfect match for me. Manchester United breathe football. If you look at all players at the club, the stadium and the manager, my choice was made based on those things. When I have to make hard decisions, I always listen to the little boy inside me and what he wants. That little boy was screaming for Manchester United.” Robin Van Persie believes he and Manchester United are the “perfect match”