- Robin van Persie says Alex Ferguson was the reason he dumped Arsenal for Man Utd
- The Dutchman joined United in the summer of 2012/13
- He won the Premier League in his debut season for the Red Devils before Ferguson leaving his role as manager
Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has disclosed that Sir Alex Ferguson informed him he would stay at the helm of affairs for three more seasons before quitting.
However, Ferguson went on to quit after just a season of Van Persie joining the Red Devils from Arsenal.
That season, United won the Premier League title before retiring from football management, a move that left Van Persie devastated.
But the Dutch legend says he understood Ferguson's decision to change his mind over staying, admitting the legendary tactician was right to put family first.
Van Persie further revealed Ferguson was the reason he sealed the sensational switch to Old Trafford.
"I did ask him the question how long his intentions as to stay and he said three years so that was in my mind when I decided to make the move from Arsenal,” the former forward told Planet Football.
"He was one of the big reasons why I signed, for sure. He was a legendary manager and you could see from the moment I walked into the club that everything was working perfectly under him," he added.
Despite his electric start to life at United, Van Persie endured difficult spells after Ferguson's exit, before leaving unceremoniously for Fenerbahçe in 2015.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended Juventus to sign Mauro Icardi before the transfer window shuts.
The Italian champions are looking to better the 70 goals scored in their Serie A campaign, in comparison to the 74 and 77 netted by second and third placed Napoli and Atalanta.
The 34-year-old bagged 28 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions in his first season in Italy.
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