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14:30 The press conference is over. During it, we learned that Robin van Persie will wear the number 20 shirt for the Reds - made famous, of course, by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Here are some of the main quotes:
Sir Alex: "We managed to get the contract signed and lodged with the Premier League before 12 midday. It was a bit of a rush for us and it was a long day for Robin yesterday by the time he got to the hospital for examinations. That's all completed now and we're delighted to annnounce he's a United player. It's a great day for the club."
RvP: "I'm proud to be here looking forward to achieving big things with Manchester United. It makes me proud. As I said Arsenal are a big club but for me it's a big challenge to get to know players here. I had a good session this morning, I noticed every single player was really helpful. It's a friendly club like I'm used to so it's not a big difference. And of course the language is the same."
RvP: "Manchester United breathes football, every aspect. For me it was quite soon that I made my decision. It was based on a lot of things and all these things went for United. When you have to make hard decision I always listen to the little boy inside me and what does he want. That little boy was screaming for Manchester United."
RvP: "Of course I'd love to play with Wayne Rooney. I've said many times before he is a world-class player all-round. When I look at players I like to see if the player can adapt to every single thing and if he can score goals, make assists, play for