Van Persie: United move easy

Robin van Persie has insisted he had no hesitation in deciding

to join Manchester United in the summer after also attracting

interest from Manchester City.

Van Persie is preparing for his first Manchester derby on Sunday

after deciding to bring an end to an eight-year stint with Premier

League rivals Arsenal.

The Dutchman had the chance to sign for City but insists he is

happy with his decision to head to Old Trafford.

“I made my mind up very quickly and I am coming into work with a

big smile on my face every day,” Van Persie told


“It is not really work, it is my hobby – I love football. But

everyone has been so nice to me and I have been having the time of

my life here.

“So I don’t regret that – but of course in a derby you have lots

of people involved – the fans and the players.

“Everyone is really committed and wants their team to win and

we’ll do all we can to win too.”

Van Persie is eager to help United claim victory at the Etihad

Stadium and extend their advantage at the top of the table to six


He added: “Anything can happen but that’s the case with us every

week. We want to stretch our lead and keep our run going.”

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