Man Utd make opening offer for Arsenal striker Van Persie
Manchester United are to make a serious play for Arsenal ace Robin van Persie. The Daily Mail says United will intensify efforts to prise Robin van Persie from Arsenal, after Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed he is willing to let Dimitar Berbatov go.
Italian sources say United have had a bid for the Dutchman rejected by Arsenal.
Manchester City have been favourites to strike a deal for Van Persie.