During the summer transfer window of the 2012-13 season, Manchester United completed one of the greatest signings in their history after luring former Netherlands international striker Robin Van Persie away from Arsenal. The Dutchman was already unsettled at the Emirates Stadium and then told the club that he would like to leave in order to try out another adventure at another club. After deciding to quit Arsenal, there was only one club he wanted to join and it was Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United; the best team in the league at the time. Van Persie was also one of the hottest strikers in the league then so it seemed like a perfect match made in heaven.

United signed the striker for around £30 million from Arsenal and it would go down in history as one of the best bits of business they’ve ever done. The striker would go on to have a fantastic season at Old Trafford, scoring 20 goals in the Premier League as he helped them to win their 20th league title. It was also an amazing feeling for van Persie, who had not won the league title since playing for Arsenal and he only achieved it after spending just one full season at Old Trafford.

Speaking recently about the famous transfer to the Red Devils years ago, Van Persie stated that the reason he decided to quit Arsenal and sign for United is because of the winning mentality that Sir Alex Ferguson had instilled in his players. He said that he already had the feeling that he would win trophies with United and that was the major driving force behind his decision.

He also said that Sir Alex Ferguson was easily the best manager then so it was already a dream to play under him and he said he is glad that he made the move that year.