Since then, United have won four league titles, the European Cup, three League Cups and the World Club Cup.
Patrice Evra believes that Van Persie has the winning mentality to be a success at United.
“Robin is perfect for Manchester United,” added Evra. “When he scored the hat-trick at Southampton he also missed a penalty. The first thing he said when he came back to the dressing room was that he was really sorry for missing the penalty. That shows the hunger, humility and personality he has to win trophies. He is not just scoring for himself. He really wants the team to win something.”