Ryan Giggs is positive Manchester United’s signing of ‘world class star’ Robin van Persie will give his side the edge this season.
While United lost out to ‘noisy neighbours’ Manchester City on goal difference in last season’s Premier League title race, the Welsh midfielder is confident van Persie comes ready to deliver the goods, having netted 30 Premier League goals for Arsenal last season.
The 22-million-pound transfer fee and van Persie’s age, 29, represent a departure from Sir Alex Ferguson’s recent transfer policy of securing young players with a high sell-on value, but with four goals for the former Arsenal striker already this season, Giggs insists it is a great deal for United.
He told Sky Sports News: “The goals that (van Persie) scored, and his performances in general, it’s obvious he’s a world-class player.
“The manager’s policy over the last 10, 15 years is to buy young players and develop them, the likes of Cristiano (Ronaldo), the likes of Wayne (Rooney).
“But Robin’s a ready-made world class star and is proven. I think he’s shown that in the first few games and I’m sure there’s more to come.”