Sir Bobby Charlton thrilled by Man United’s new signing Robin van Persie

Manchester United ambassador Sir Bobby Charlton admits he is delighted to see Robin van Persie lining up in Red Devils colours

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Robin van Persie signed for Manchester United in a £24m deal last month Robin van Persie/Twitter

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Sir Bobby Charlton has revealed his delight at seeing Robin van Persie in Manchester United colours as the Red Devils look to win back the Premier League title.

The Netherlands international has started his United career in impressive style, scoring a superb goal against Fulham on his Old Trafford debut, before netting a hat-trick against Southampton.

Charlton, who is the Red Devils’ all-time record goal scorer, is backing the club’s £24m signing to continue to deliver for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side over the coming seasons.

“We’re very happy to have Robin van Persie here,” Charlton told United’s website. “You can’t possibly see him not scoring goals for us.

“He’ll do his chasing, he’s good in the air and he doesn’t think about it. When the goal is there, he doesn’t look up – take his goal against Fulham for example.

“The chance came to him and he just helped it on its way. Robin is a great goalscorer; that’s why Sir Alex [Ferguson] likes him.

“It’s just paradise for any team’s supporters when they’ve got someone who can potentially score from nothing. He’s got this skill and if his team are playing well then he will score the goals.

“He obviously thought highly of us as he could have been at other places but he’s liked Sir Alex’s approach.

“We’ve done quite well against Arsenal over the last few years, so maybe that’s helped him make his decision to come here.”

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