Man Utd Checked with Giggs & Scholes Before Signing van Persie

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Man Utd Checked with Giggs & Scholes Before Signing van Persie
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Sir Alex Ferguson consulted Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs before signing Robin van Persie to see whether his arrival would have a negative impact on the Manchester United dressing room, according to coach Rene Meulensteen. The former Arsenal captain has been in sensational form for the Red Devils since moving to Old Trafford in the summer, leading the Premier League goalscoring charts with 18 strikes as United top the table five points clear of last season's champions Manchester City.

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