All United fans will remember where they were when news broke that a deal had been agreed with Arsenal to bring Robin van Persie to Old Trafford and he put pen-to-paper on Friday 17 August 2012, and no Red will ever forget the incredible campaign that followed.
A year after scooping the PFA Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year prizes after a fabulous season with the Gunners, United's no.20 was picking up his first title winners' medal having played a huge part in securing, rather aptly, title no.20 for the Reds.
The Dutchman also claimed the league's Golden Boot after
netting 26 times - he fired 30 goals overall, was voted the Sir Matt Busby Way Player of the Year and collected the Goal of Season accolade at United's annual awards dinner for his incredible volley against Aston Villa in April 2013, the second goal of his hat-trick in the game that clinched the Championship crown.
Born in Rotterdam, he really made his mark at local side Feyenoord and was chased by some of England's top clubs after a couple of seasons impressing on the left wing. Despite rumoured interest from Tottenham, Arsenal snapped him up for £2.75million in 2004 and he soon proved value for money.