Van Persie's mine: Fergie tells pals he's confident of landing Arsenal ace
Manchester United boss believes RvP will snub interest from neighbours City and Italian champs Juventus and link up with Wayne Rooney
18 July 2012
Manchester United believe they have won the £20million race to sign Robin van Persie.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident the Arsenal captain will team up with Wayne Rooney to form a formidable strike-force in a rebuilt side he hopes can win back the title.
Van Persie scored 30 Premier League goals last term to help the Gunners to third in the table, while Rooney struck 27 times for United.
Ferguson is understood to have told footballing friends he believes van Persie will be moving to Old Trafford, despite the interest of money-bags Premier League champions Manchester City and Italian league winners Juventus.
Selling his skipper to Sir Alex would be a huge blow to Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.
It would come 12 months after a summer that saw City buy Samir Nasri and Barcelona purchase then-captain Cesc Fabregas.
But Arsenal have little option but to sell - unless they want to lose van Persie for nothing next summer, as the forward has announced he will not sign a new deal.
City are committed to off-loading players before sanctioning more big spending and, despite the champions’ vastly superior financial clout, van Persie is believed to have been most tempted by a move to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old Holland star was back in training this week after Euro 2012 and with a number of bids already made, Arsenal are keen to decide on his future before leaving on a Far East tour this weekend.
Our Arsenal expert John Cross is back form his well-earned holiday and has given his assessment of the van Persie saga. Click here to read what he had to say.
While Italian daily Corriere dello Sport claim that Milan could pick up the former Feyenoord man.
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Wow if this is true then, Man United would have the potent strike force. I believed both great strikers could click together and form the most dangerous striking pair. It has been a long time since Man United had Yorke and Cole partnership that strike fear in almost opponents. Yorke- Cole legendary partnership had brought Man United so much success and surely the most talk about was the treble in 1999.
I believed RVP-Rooney could emulate the legendary York-Cole partnership. The linking up play between RVP and Rooney would be eye catching.
It will be mouthwatering if RVP-Rooney play together if they could perform as a team. Truly great combination. Rooney movements combined with RVP killer instincts should made any defence work very hard.
So sign RVP and forget the rest.