Sir Alex Ferguson is confident Robin van Persie will be available to make his Manchester United debut against Everton on Monday night (Tuesday morning AEST).
United has announced that it has agreed a fee with Arsenal for the Netherlands striker, subject to him settling personal terms and passing a medical in Manchester, which he is in the process of preparing for
Ferguson said: "He is on his way up from London for a medical.
"We hope that goes according to plan. His agent is in discussions with [United chief executive]
"We hope all the things will be tied up, although sometimes medicals do take a bit longer. I am sure he will be available for Monday's game."
Arsenal's 1-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle United ensured it beat north London rival Tottenham Hotspur to the last UEFA Champions League place despite a late blockbuster from Gareth Bale on the final day of the season.