Cruyff: Man Utd perfect for Van Persie

Former Manchester United attacker Jordi Cruyff is delighted for Robin van Persie over the way he's kicked off his Old Trafford career.
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Former Manchester United attacker Jordi Cruyff is delighted for Robin van Persie over the way he's kicked off his Old Trafford career.

He picked up the Golden Boot for his 30 league goals for Arsenal last term and Cruyff believes he’s at the right place to do it again.

“I think United’s tradition and football style suits Robin down to the ground,” Cruyff told the Manchester Evening News.

“He’ll be happy with those elements. I think he is the ideal person at the ideal place.

“It is a big move for him going to Old Trafford from a rival like Arsenal. But he wanted a new challenge and they don’t come much bigger.

“It was a brave thing to do because he was an icon at Arsenal. But it is a massive signing for United.

“I never thought it would faze him and looking at the start he’s made, it certainly hasn’t. He is such an excellent striker. I think winning the Golden Boot last season was a great achievement in a side that didn’t have a great time. So he can definitely do it again this season. He is going to be a great servant for United.”

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