The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that the arrival of the Arsenal striker Robin van Persie to Old Trafford will make an immediate impact on the goal scoring prowess of the club.

Manchester United are known to be one of the most exciting clubs in the Premier league due to the number of goals they score regularly in the Premier league. This is largely due to the presence of the 26 year old striker Wayne Rooney, who will now be partnered by the Dutchman Robin van Persie. The former Arsenal striker scored more than 40 goals in all competitions for both club and country.

As a result, Manchester United had to cough up £ 24 million in order to secure the 29-year-old Dutchman. In addition to this, they will be giving the player parity with Wayne Rooney in terms of wages. It is estimated that the entire transfer will cost Manchester United around £ 70 million over the duration of the four-year contract. Despite this, Wayne Rooney reckons that it is money well spent because Robin van Persie is one of the quality players and will certainly add to the quality already present within the team.

“We are playing for Manchester United, so there is always expectation on us. Over the last two or three years I have been the one scoring the goals but that will not happen without the players to give you the assists. The only thing that will change is that we might be able to share the goals out a little bit more. It would be great for us to score more goals because effectively, that is what we lost the league on last season,” said Wayne Rooney after the announcement of the signing of Robin van Persie by the club. Manchester United kick off their campaign against Everton.