Robin Van Persie

Just as the football world thought that Man United were left floundering in the wake of the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City, they may well have re-established themselves as favourites for the Championship with the spectacular signing of Robin Van Persie. The importance of Van Persie to Man United can’t be understated.  It was becoming apparent that Man United were continually losing out on the best players this summer and in doing so were clearly slipping down the pecking order.  The way Ferguson challenged Man City last season was perhaps an overachievement considering the players at his disposal….

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