Mark Bosnich believes Robin van Persie can fire Manchester United to both domestic and European honours.
United lost the battle for the Premier League title to fierce rivals Man City last season on goal difference and former Old Trafford favourite Bosnich claims the Dutchman's goals can help win the north-west side not just the championship, but also the Champions League.
“I went for Man United at the start of season [to win the Premier League]. The signing of RVP just tipped the balance their way,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“A lot of people forget that, for all the trails and tribulations, they only lost the title on goal difference last season.
“Before Robin van Persie signed I was leaning towards Chelsea or Man City but, when they got RVP, that was it for me, I thought they would win the title.
“I would have liked them to sign someone like Mousa Dembele and maybe some cover in defence, but Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans are playing a lot of games together and are developing well, and David De Gea has improved out of sight.
“If they can eradicate some basic errors at the back then they’ll be a match for not just anyone in the Premier League, but anyone in Europe.”