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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ferguson: United Will Sign RVP

Manchester United believe they have won the £20m race to sign Arsenal captain and striker Robin van Persie, reported Daily Mirror.

United manager Alex Ferguson (pic) is confident van Persie will team up with Wayne Rooney to form a formidable strikeforce in a rebuilt side he hopes can win back the Premier League title.

Van Persie scored 30 league goals last season to help Arsenal 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 Serie A winners Juventus.

Selling his skipper to Ferguson would be a huge blow to Arsenal manager 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 striker 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.

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