Punchy wrote:Can anyone really see Van Persie joining Man United? I get the feeling Arsenal want him to go abroad, even if Juventus offer less money.
And do Man U even need him? They should be buying central midfielders, not strikers, with Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez (and even Berbatov hasn't left yet), plus Valencia, Nani, Young and Kagawa out wide, they have a decent strike-force already, but they are relying on a 38 year-old Scholes and an unproven Cleverly in the middle.
United just want to get him so City doesn't. If City gets him then they're in pole position to take the title with those attacking options...and if United back down City know they've got a clear path to get him once they offload Dzeko.
I'd prefer him going to Juventus too though. An LB and midfielder are needed. But a RVP/Rooney has a nice ring to it. And hopefully it'd take some of the pressure off Welbeck and Chicharito...they were choke artists last season so many times.