Robin van Persie is now a Manchester United player and will be unveiled by Sir Alex Ferguson at a press conference at 2pm this afternoon. He completed his medical in Manchester in the early hours and agreed on terms this morning. The 29-year-old has signed a four-year-deal which will keep him at the club until 2016.

“Robin is a world-class striker with a proven record in England and in European football,” said Ferguson. “His talents need no introduction to our fans – he has scored a number of goals against us in some classic battles with his former club. His movement, finishing and all-round ability are outstanding.”