Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is relishing the prospect of unleashing the strike partnership of Wayne Rooney and new recruit Robin Van Persie against Everton on Monday.
The Dutchman has completed his medical successfully at Carrington and put pen to paper a four year contract with the Red Devils which will see him get paid £225,000 a week. The gaffer sounded extremely pleased to have finally signed the prolific Dutch center forward having pipped city rivals Manchester City in the process to his signature.
The old Scotsman drew parallels between the present crop of strikers to the famous quartet of Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in 1999.
“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.
“In 1999 I had Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the four best strikers in Europe.
Ferguson however, chose to ignore Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov when praising his present strikers.
“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.”Show
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