Manchester United completed the signing of Tyrell Malacia on Tuesday.
The Dutch left-back has joined The Red Devils in a £13 million move from Feyenoord.
Malacia has become the first signing of the Erik ten Hag era.
One man that will have mixed feelings about the signing is Robin van Persie.
Van Persie is a coach at Feyenoord and has overseen Malacia’s progress over the past few years.
While he’ll be disappointed to see him leave, he’ll be ecstatic that Malacia is joining one of his former clubs: Man United.
Following the transfer, Van Persie has sent a brilliant message to both Malacia and United fans.
In a video posted on Feyenoord’s Twitter account, Van Persie starts: “Hi Tyrell, it’s Robin here, I would like to congratulate you on your fantastic move to Manchester United,” Van Persie said in a video message posted on Twitter. “On this big moment in your career.
“You’ve shown that with self-belief, lots of talent and hard work day in, day out, and I’ve seen that from close by, that dreams come true. So to all Red Devils fans, you’re not only getting a very talented full-back but as well a fantastic person.
“Be nice to him, support him, through good times and bad times, he will give absolutely everything for you guys. So I’m sure it will be a great connection together.
“On behalf of all Feyenoord fans and Feyenoord people, thanks Tyrell for what you’ve done and for all these years from a young kid when you arrived in the youth academy up until now upon this fantastic moment. You are a true example for the next generation.
“So thank you very much for all your effort and all you’ve done for our club and I wish you all the very best. Good luck, man.”
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In another tweet, Van Persie wrote: “Congrats on this fantastic move @T_Malacia! 100% deserved, hard work pays off! To all @ManUtd fans, I’m sure you’ll enjoy watching Tyrell represent this great club. A huge talent with great fighting spirit – I’m certain he’ll be a good fit”.
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Van Persie’s respect for Malacia and love for United is still very clear to see.
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