BR - Robin van Persie's signing is a massive coup for Manchester United, but the fans shouldn't be fooled.
The 29-year-old would make an impact in any team, but for the Red Devils, van Persie's arrival isn't enough to pave over the cracks in midfield.
Although Shinji Kagawa's transfer is also a massive boost to the side, the Japanese international isn't the type of player who's snapped up for his physical capabilities.
Last season, United's midfield suffered terribly.
In too many matches, Fergie's men failed from a lack of bite. When the going got tough, nobody took control in the center.