Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted his interest in the wantaway Arsenal captain, but just where would he fit in at Old Trafford should he make the move?
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admitted on Wednesday that the Red Devils have made a bid for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
The wantaway Gunners captain has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City or Juventus since signalling his intention not to sign a new contract with the north London club but it now appears United are firmly in the race.
Ferguson's men are attempting to regain the Premier League title from their city rivals and have earmarked the Dutchman as the man to give them the firepower necessary to do so.
However, with Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez all fighting for spots up front, is this really a position they need to strengthen?
The Old Trafford outfit were widely criticised for a lack of strength in midfield last term, a plight which saw midfielder Paul Scholes come out of retirement at the midway point of the season.
And, whilst United have brought Shinji Kagawa to the club from Borussia Dortmund, he is expected to occupy an attacking role which would seemingly reduce the opportunities for other forwards.
So, do Manchester United really need Van Persie as they attempt to regain the title? Or do they have enough strength in their forward line? Would the Dutchman's partnership with Rooney prove deadly? Or should the Red Devils use their budget to strengthen elsewhere? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll, leaving a comment below or posting on our Facebook or Twitter.