In an exclusive interview with MUTV, the Reds striker revealed his Dutch compatriot once told him the city is predominantly Blue - a statement which Robin now feels is wide of the mark.
“I have to say, I spoke to Nigel De Jong a couple of years ago when he was playing for City and he said ‘in Manchester, you only have City fans’,” Robin explained. “I said ‘Okay that sounds a bit weird but whatever’ and he claimed United fans are from all over the world, and from different cities.
“But I have to adjust him on that and say it is definitely not true. It is at least 50/50 in Manchester or it might be even more after what I saw last Monday, maybe it is 80/20 United.”
Van Persie continued: “I saw so many people looking so happy. There were so many fans - it just came out of nowhere. There were more and more as the tour went on and it put a big smile on my face. It was a day that nobody will ever forget.
“The guys said (the parade) two years ago was amazing but they were a bit unlucky about the weather, but this was just incredible. There were so many people, so many people who were so happy and so passionate about this championship.”