Schmeichel: It is important Robin van Persie chose Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Robin van Persie has made an instant impact at Manchester United having scored four goals in two starts.

“For what happened in the last second of last season has been key in what we had to in the transfer market. I think for what we have done in the transfer market, we have been perfect and brought the right players in.” Peter Schmeichel

Speaking to Sky Sports News about van Persie, ex-United keeper and legend Peter Schmeichel has said that Robin van Persie’s desire to play for Manchester United is one of the most important factors in his move to Old Trafford.

He said:  “The very important thing is that Robin van Persie absolutely chose us. He wanted to come to us.

“It wasn’t a question of us paying more than Manchester City or any other club, he wanted to be with Manchester United.”

It is unsurprising considering his performance in the Premier League last year but everybody expected him to take a few games to settle into his new home, so the fast start to his Manchester United career is more than anybody could of hoped for.

Having netted one of the fastest career hat-tricks at Manchester United, his blistering start is testament to the £24 million price tag that he commanded.

Many questioned the high cost for an injury prone 29-year-old, considering United’s traditional policy of buying young, but if we can overthrow Manchester City from the top of the Premier League this year, I’m sure any doubts would be long forgotten.

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