Robin van Persie spent almost an hour on the phone with Edwin van der Sar to discuss Manchester United and the merits of a move to Old Trafford before completing his £22m transfer from Arsenal last month.
"He (Van Persie) called me up and said other clubs were in for him, but because I played for two of them, United and Juventus, he wanted to hear my thoughts on them," revealed Van der Sar.
"So we spoke for five minutes about Juventus and 55 minutes about United. He wanted to know how good United were, what he would find there, how the players are, what Ferguson is like, how they train, how the system works.
"I think Ferguson is quite happy with the firepower he has up front. United lost the league by a goal or two last season and I don't think the manager wants to see that happen again."(© Daily Telegraph, London)