Manchester United has completed its signing of striker Robin van Persie, after he passed a medical and agreed personal terms on a four-year contract.
The former Arsenal striker's transfer, which is believed to have cost United around $36 million, has been completed in time for him to make his debut in his new team's opening English Premier League match at Everton.
The 29-year-old's signing is a significant coup for United boss Sir Alex Ferguson who persuaded van Persie to snub an offer from champion Manchester City in a favour of a move to Old Trafford.
"Robin van Persie has completed his medical, agreed personal terms and signed for Manchester United on a four-year contract until June 2016," a statement on United's website confirmed.
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