Van Persie gets jersey number 31 formally worn by C. Evans

Robin van Persie has completed his medical, agreed personal terms and signed for Manchester United on a four-year contract until June 2016.

Van Persie gets jersey number 31 formally worn by C. Evans.

The 29 year-old Dutch striker joins the club in time for the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season.

Sir Alex 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.?

Robin van Persie said: ?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.?

Thomas Vermaelen has been confirmed as the new Arsenal captain, with Mikael Arteta taking over the role of vice-captain.

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