Arsenal skipper Robin Van Persie has officially completed his transfer to Manchester United.
The 29-year-old passed a medical and has now put pen to paper on a four-year contract.
Van Persie told United’s website: “It’s an honour to sign for Manchester United. I am looking forward to following in the footsteps of so many great strikers, bringing my experience and playing my part to help the team compete for the biggest trophies in the game.
“I can’t wait to get started.”
And Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted with the deal, which is believed to have been in the region of £24 million.
Ferguson said: “Robin is a world-class striker with a proven record in England and in European football. 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.”
The news is hardly a bolt from the blue given the statement from both clubs made on Wednesday night, but at least Gooners can now let the shirt-burning commence in earnest.