Robin Van Persie To Make Manchester United Debut Against Everton On Monday

Sir Alex excited by attacking options.

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Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ‘sure’ Robin van Persie will make his Red Devils debut against Everton on Monday.

The Dutch striker is on the verge of sealing a £24m switch from United’s rivals Arsenal and Ferguson is confident he’ll be ready to take on the Toffees in the season opener.

“He is on his way up from London for a medical later this afternoon,” Ferguson told Sky Sports.

“We hope that goes according to plan. His agent is in discussions with (United chief executive) David Gill right about now.

“We hope all the things will be tied up, although sometimes medicals do take a bit longer. I am sure he will be available for Monday’s game.”

The Dutchman’s arrival gives United a wealth of attacking options and the Scot said he was looking forward to seeing van Persie and England striker Wayne Rooney in tandem.

“They (Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie) are two fantastic players and it will be great to have both of them,” said Ferguson.

“It gives us more strength and more combinations up front.

Ferguson likened his present situation to that he had in the 1998/1999 season, when United claimed an historic treble with Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole claiming 53 goals between them during the campaign.

“In 1999 I had Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the four best strikers in Europe.

“We are going towards that now with Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney, Robin, Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa.

“It is a fantastic collection of players and hopefully I pick the right combinations.

“It is great to have a player of Robin van Persie’s qualities to come into the squad. I am very pleased.”

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