A deal for Depay has already been agreed and he will be officially unveiled as a Man United player when the transfer window opens at the start of July.
Having played alongside him for the Netherlands at the World Cup, Van Persie knows all about him and his abilities, so is well placed to comment on the 21-year-old.
“Yeah, I am looking forward to it,” Van Persie told Man Utd.com.
“I have been working with him for the last year or so with Holland, so I know him quite well.
“I am excited for him. He has made a big move to Manchester United and it will be interesting to see how he will do, and how he will take on this challenge.”
Fans are equally as excited for Depay’s arrival at the club because he is a proper United signing. By that, I mean he is young, talented and driven to succeed, in much the same fashion as Cristiano Ronaldo when he joined as a teenager.
Although the reality is that Depay make take some time adapting to the Premier League, there is already a big expectation around him and what can bring to the team immediately and that will continue to intensify.
The world is at Depay’s feet having completed his move to Man United and it is now up to him whether he can take full advantage of it.