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Sir Alex Ferguson believes the signing of Robin van Persie means he has a forward line close to matching his Treble-winning 1999 line-up.
Van Persie, 29, is expected to be in Manchester after completing his £24m deal and could make his debut at Everton on Monday.
He said: "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."

CARLOS Tevez has said that he is "settled" at Manchester City amid renewed speculation that the striker could be targeted by AC Milan this summer.

Tevez's future looked to be away from City after the Argentine refused to warm-up during September's Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich, leading manager Roberto Mancini to claim he would not play for the club again.

The forward was absent from Mancini's side for six months and in the January transfer window it was anticipated he would leave, with Serie A rivals AC and Inter Milan keen on his signature.

MANCHESTER United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed his frustration at beginning the 2012-2013 Premier League campaign two days later than the other 18 teams.

The Red Devils have had their opening day fixture against Everton at Goodison Park moved from Saturday 18 August to Monday 20 August due to live television coverage.

And the 37-year-old, who came out of retirement halfway through last season and has since signed a one-year extension, insists it would have been better to hit the ground running.

He said: “It's happened in the past sometime. Everton away is a big game and it's one TV will want to televise live. It's just the way it is.

“It's a bit frustrating as you want to get going as fast as you can with a Saturday game and get some points under your belt. But we'll have to wait until Monday night and hopefully we can win the game.”

Sir Alex Ferguson's squad are currently touring South Africa ahead of the new campaign and the Englishman described pre-season as the hardest part of the game.

 

MANCHESTER United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed his frustration at beginning the 2012-2013 Premier League campaign two days later than the other 18 teams.

The Red Devils have had their opening day fixture against Everton at Goodison Park moved from Saturday 18 August to Monday 20 August due to live television coverage.

And the 37-year-old, who came out of retirement halfway through last season and has since signed a one-year extension, insists it would have been better to hit the ground running.

He said: “It's happened in the past sometime. Everton away is a big game and it's one TV will want to televise live. It's just the way it is.

“It's a bit frustrating as you want to get going as fast as you can with a Saturday game and get some points under your belt. But we'll have to wait until Monday night and hopefully we can win the game.”

Sir Alex Ferguson's squad are currently touring South Africa ahead of the new campaign and the Englishman described pre-season as the hardest part of the game.

 

NEW Arsenal signing Lukas Podolski is hopeful that Robin van Persie will stay at the Gunners, despite stating he would not sign a new contract to remain at the Emirates.

The German striker joined Arsene Wenger's side this summer from Koln in a 10 million pounds deal after spending three seasons in his second spell at his hometown club.

Podolski feels it would be great to play alongside the Dutchman, but admitted he has no say in the matter of whether the skipper decides to leave the club.

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