17 Aug 2012

Ferg expects van Persie to debut at Everton

7:35 am on 17 August 2012

Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson believes Robin van Persie will complete his move to Old Trafford in time to make his debut in the club's opening match of the Premier League season at Everton next Tuesday morning.

United have agreed a fee of about 22 million pounds to sign van Persie from Arsenal, and the Dutch forward is due in Manchester today for a medical and discussions over his personal terms.

The former United player Lou Macari says this is the clubs biggest move since they signed Wayne Rooney in 2004.... Macari says United can now put real pressure on champions City this season.....

City start the defence of their title against Southampton on Monday morning.