Giggs hails RVP capture
Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs says players and staff are as excited as the club's supporters after the arrival of Robin van Persie.
The Netherlands international completed his 30.5 million euro-move to Old Trafford on Friday and joins ex-Crewe youngster Nick Powell and former Borussia Dortmund man Shinji Kagawa as the new arrivals at last season's English Premier League runners-up.
Ahead of their opening league game of the season, a meeting with Everton at Goodison Park on Monday, Giggs said the players were excited about the new additions.
"The players are just like the fans in terms of talking about who we might sign and wondering which players might come in," Giggs told the club's website.
"It's always very exciting for us when we sign new players because you know that whoever comes in with have a lot of quality and will help improve the team.
"You can see just from one training session the qualities he (van Persie) has which we know all about anyway because of all the times we've played against him.
"He brought that lift to training that a top player brings and that all bodes well."
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson recently said his new crop of strikers rivals the four options he had during the club's historic treble-winning season of 1999.
Giggs believes the addition of a proven and experienced player in the shape of van Persie will help the development of Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.
"They're young lads and good lads who want to learn," he said. "They've already learnt a lot from Wayne (Rooney) and you've seen the improvement from both players.
"Any player looks at the older lads who play in their position and what you can take from them and improve upon by watching them, and there's no doubt Danny and Chicha (Hernandez) will learn plenty from Robin."