The former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has claimed that Robin van Persie had taken the right decision to leave Arsenal for Manchester United in the summer.

The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson released Michael Owen after his contract came to an end in the summer. He was replaced with the big-money arrival in the form of Robin van Persie, who cost the club £ 24 million in transfer fees alone. The 29-year-old Robin van Persie has been one of the best players in the Premier league for the last few seasons. Yet, he has not won any major trophy with Arsenal since his arrival at the club many years ago.

As a result, he decided to leave the club in order to win trophies. He came to Manchester United, who have a great reputation of lifting all the major titles. Last season was the only season when Manchester United finished trophyless for the first time 2007, which shows a lot about the character and ability to the club according to Michael Owen. The Stoke city striker has also rejected suggestions that Robin van Persie should have been loyal to Arsenal because they were extremely loyal to him during his injury problems.

"I just don't buy into the 'We stuck by him while he was injured' argument which, I guess, is a way of saying he is indebted to the club? Rubbish. I have always failed to see how football is different to any other business. If my brother worked for Tesco and there was an Asda closer to his house who offered him an extra £50 a week with better hours and better working conditions would you expect him to stay put? I certainly wouldn't," said the former England international on his official website about the former Arsenal striker.