Robin van Persie Is Far from Being Manchester United's Missing Puzzle Piece

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Robin van Persie Is Far from Being Manchester United's Missing Puzzle Piece
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The breaking news this Wednesday was that Robin van Persie agreed to move to Arsenal’s great rivals Manchester United (BBC Sport).

Having been strongly linked with Manchester City and Juventus since admitting publicly that he wasn’t prepared to extend his contract with the Gunners, he has opted to join Sir Alex Ferguson in United’s quest to reclaim the Premier League title.

The general consensus seems to be that United have secured themselves a world-class forward in a major coup, to form a strike partnership with Wayne Rooney that will fire the Red Devils back to the top.

Yet, despite United finishing level on points with champions City last season, their weaknesses were laid bare to all, and van Persie’s signing does nothing to allay those deep-lying fears.

Robin van Persie is far from being Manchester United’s missing puzzle piece, and here are six reasons why.

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