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Fergie: Van Persie Will Join United

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told friends in the game that £20m-rated Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is heading to Old Trafford this summer

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Man Utd are confident of landing Robin van Persie.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told friends in the game that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is heading to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Mirror.

The report claims that Fergie is confident he has beaten off competition from Manchester City and Juventus to land the Dutchman, and he will now forge a devastating partnership with Wayne Rooney up front next season.

Van Persie finished the 2011/12 season as the Premier Leagues top scorer with 30 goals, but Rooney wasn’t far behind with 27, so should United pull off this coup they would have the most formidable frontline in the Premier League.

Van Persie’s future has filled the back pages for months and speculation intensified after he released a statement declaring his intention not to sign a new contract with the Gunners due to concerns over the clubs ambitions.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus have all been strongly linked but it’s the Red Devils who’ve won the race, according to their manager, who is understood to have told footballing friends that RVP will be heading to Old Trafford this summer.

Roberto Mancini will have to sell before he can make a move for van Persie, while Juve may struggle to match the financial package offered by the Premier League duo, but the Mirror claim the 28-year-old favours a switch to United in any case.

Van Persie is back in training with Arsenal but Arsene Wenger is keen to have his captains future resolved before his squad leaves for their Asia tour this weekend.

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Where do you think van Persie will be next season? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Qhuduz

    July 19, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Sir Alex must try n convince RVP to join utd cos he is player of d moment n we nid a player to support wayne infront n d team will b much stronger. UP MAN U

    • goo-na-tic

      July 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

      …just like Micheal Owen was supposed to be…:)

      Go ArsenaaaaaaaaaaaaaL!!!

    • SA Gooner

      July 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Blue lies…Ferguson is in South Africa busy with pre season friendlies.

    • Red Ken

      July 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Too much effort to type ‘and’ & ‘the’? Speak English you f*****g buffoon

      • eddie

        July 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        ‘&’ … ?

  2. jk

    July 19, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I think he will go to juve if they meet the valuation

  3. Victor kay

    July 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Rvp will never join manure. The old man should resign and go and be playing with his horses and grand children. If Rvp leaves he will go abroad and not to any man city club who are only interested in weakening the opposition. My instinct tells me that Rvp will re sign in arsenal and the fans will forgive him for his ill- advised release on his website.

  4. Richard

    July 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

    plz fergie give us wil b a good pair wit season.

  5. Prince Evans

    July 19, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Good news from Sir Alex Ferguson! Van Pesie with Wayne Rodney in the United front is a formidable force and a threat to other clubs in the world. Hopping to see @ Old Trafford.

    • Justy brown

      July 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      Supported!, it will b a very good move,for Man United, emagin van Persy and Rooney in front, wow! That will b great.

  6. gene

    July 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I don’t think we nid a player like rvp,beta players instead

  7. John

    July 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Anywhere but to scum utd !!!! Please

  8. Alade kolade

    July 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Pls sir,buy Rvp, modric and Baines.we only need this 3 players.united 4 life

  9. Lorenzo

    July 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Sir Alex mst b d mst stupid poodle i eva c in ma lyf. Rvp can neva b a red devil, man u fanz get dis in2 ur senses Robin iz stayin

    • Matt

      July 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      You’re calling Sir Alex stupid? You can’t write a readable sentence.

    • Pete

      July 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      You sir are a first class baffoon

  10. Alex

    July 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Pls SAF we need rvp pls bcos we believe in you up man u.

  11. AA

    July 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Knw you are a gunner 100% Robin, just tell board to strengthen team and put ink on it. i knw you wont betray me no u cant i trust you

  12. patmaine

    July 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    And who did fergie tell. Ur mommas papas sister broda. Get a life. Fergie never talk abt transfer before its done.

  13. Tunde aka wenger

    July 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Lie of d year it can neva hapen in ur drms fagie vanpasie is stayin up gunners

  14. Ikwuoche simon

    July 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Sa Alex,pls rememba dat any attacker playing wel in front is d making from midfielders dat makes him to play wel.we nid midfielder.

    • yeghig

      July 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      yh cuz rosicky and ramsey are one of the best midfielders

  15. Matt

    July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    “Sir Alex Ferguson has told friends in the game that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is heading to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Mirror.”

    Good enough to say that he’s said it and that it’s true.

    And some idiots over here actually believe it.

  16. Stav Petrou

    July 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Why would he go to United ,no money and no ambition anymore.Only reason would be is if City don’t want him.
    Mcfc Champions.

  17. Shaun

    July 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Man u fan and don’t want or need him

  18. Brima S.Bangura

    July 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Hey !!!,will it ever be possible for Van Persie to join Man United d Pride of English football ?

  19. oyetola

    July 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I will rather prefer Lawandoski to RVP cos Lawandoski is young and a formidable player and with the history of MANU we don’t use to buy old players like RVP. Consider age and price RVP is 29 and valued at around £25-30mil and Lawandoski is 23 and valued at £20mil. Economically wise Lawandoski is a better asset to RVP. Pls sir Alex give us Lawandoski and forget about old and injury prone RVP

  20. Emmanuelson

    July 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Fergie is jus jokin….must come lets think of it..rvp will be a great buy but did we really need himwe need a cm=modric/moutinho or snider….cb=hummels or agger…then a lb baines …….then bring on anyteam and we will tear them appart…for get d overated guy(moura)why not affelay cheap ..or ben harfa…fergie do what is right 4 get rvp…and look elsewhere united till eternity!

  21. ushau

    July 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    we dnt realy need a 4th striker cuz chicha n welbeck are stil devping 2 bcome like him,also d coming of rvp means shinji wil b uselez since kagawa is goin 2 play bhind rooney. We hvnt realy done anytin in d market cuz our main target hasnt been achieved (central mid fielder)

  22. Asodike valencia

    July 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I strongly believe old traford is the best place 4 Rvp 2 get himself well established man utd til infinity

  23. Asodike valencia

    July 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Pls. RVP should be our plan B Cos we need 2 make pace wit man city our Plan A should be a Central Midfielder in a person of luka modric or sneidjer. Man u act fast and now Up man u

  24. Emmanuel Jnr

    July 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Van persie w’d be another hargreaves. plz don’t sign him fergie.

  25. K.chi

    July 20, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Please ferguson should sign 1 more midfield lyk lewandowski and v.pasie.

  26. xamse sabir

    July 25, 2012 at 10:09 am

    l love you man utd

  27. odd Ginbb

    July 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    we’ve seen too many players like or much more than Man persie,who does nothing when they leave their mother club. He will stay most of his time injured as usual.Players come and go but Arsenal 4eva.

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