Robin van Persie claims he is surrounding by talent at Manchester United that reminds him of the days when he played alongside Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, with the striker insisting that his move to Old Trafford was the right one.

After van Persie released a statement in the summer through his website, in which he said he wanted to leave the Gunners, the side reluctantly sold him to United who were the highest bidders at the time.

The move was a risky one for Sir Alex Ferguson, but once again the Scot's genius was proven with the 29 year old currently the top scorer in the Premier League, and often United's get-out-of-jail card when they fall behind.

And van Persie believes that the feeling at Old Trafford is reminiscent of his early days with Arsenal, when the club's legends were in their prime and the side were collecting trophies on a regular basis.

"I am seeing things again which I haven't seen for a long time," he told Sky Sports.

"When I first went to Arsenal years ago I saw things from [Dennis] Bergkamp and [Thierry] Henry that I had never seen in my life before. Now I am seeing those things again and that makes me happy.

"It's like being a kid in a sweet shop. This is having fun, enjoying myself. That's what I am doing, I'm just having fun."

Robin van Persie
Robin van Persie says he feels like he's putting in some of the best performances of his career at Manchester United.

Van Persie insisted that while he is currently in the peak of his career, his time at Arsenal was as important as his performances and achievements with United so far.

"Arsenal are a great club and I always had a good feeling but after eight years, sometimes you feel that you need a new challenge," he explained. "I found that challenge at Manchester United. I do feel that I am surrounded by champions.

"I do feel that this is exactly the right time to be here. I don't think it would have been better to come here earlier. Everything has gone this way for a reason.

"When I extended my deal a couple of years ago at Arsenal, I felt that was the right move for me - to stay and play because I wasn't finished there. Now, since last summer, I wanted to go for a big challenge, and this was the biggest challenge for me.

"I think every day tells me that I made the right move. It's nothing bad about Arsenal. No player is bigger than the club, Arsenal will always challenge for trophies and be up there. It was just that after eight years I was ready to move on and try something else."