Robin van Persie said he had listened to "the little boy inside him" when deciding to join Manchester United.

Van Persie signed a four-year contract with the Old Trafford outfit on Friday and is now in contention to face Everton on Monday. Once the 29-year-old had made it clear he wanted to leave Arsenal, Juventus and Premier League champions Manchester City were also in the hunt but Van Persie did not want to go anywhere but United.

He said: "In these situations, when you have to make a hard decision in your life, I always listen to that little boy inside me. What does he want? That boy was screaming for Manchester United."

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