Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/27/12
Chelsea might be purring at their summer transfer business - but Sir Alex Ferguson could not be more delighted with Robin van Persie. Manchester United were hopeful of luring Eden Hazard to Old Trafford until Chelsea won the Champions League and turned the Belgian's head. Hazard has already impressed in his new surroundings and, together with Juan Mata and Oscar, has revolutionised the Blues midfield on their surge to the Premier League summit. Van Persie opted to leave London. And like Hazard, he also snubbed Manchester City, joining United in a ?24million deal which underlined just how much Ferguson wanted him. Despite the presence of England's first-choice strike partnership, Wayne Rooney and Daniel Welbeck, Van Persie has wasted no time in confirming himself as an essential member of Ferguson's line-up. Not only has the Dutchman scored eight times already, he has weighed in with a number of valuable assists, including two in the win over Stoke last weekend. "Robin's perfor...
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