But Van Persie has been blighted by injury problems since then, scoring only 10 goals in 29 appearances last season when compatriot Louis van Gaal was in charge.

The departure of Van Persie leaves Wayne Rooney as the only recognised goalscorer at Old Trafford.

There are no hard feelings with how it went. This is part of football.

“I had a good moment with the players before I came to Istanbul which was special”.

He wrote: ‘After 11 great years in the Premier League, I have taken on a new challenge at Fenerbahce…Thank you to all the fans, who have supported me through the years…

“I highly appreciate the work of (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward“. The way he dealt with this transfer was at a high level.

The striker signed on a three-year deal, with a fee understood to be in the region of £4.7 million, ending an 11-year stay in the Premier League, with Arsenal and, latterly, United [Express].

Midfielders, wingers, and even defenders are being produced at a rapid rate in the Eredivisie, and snapped by foreign clubs, but it may be a while before we see the likes of Bergkamp, Van Persie or Van Basten grace the top clubs of Europe again.

He told fans: “What I’m seeing here is incredible. Wish you all the best”.

However when exploring the affect Van Persie had on the club in his first season, he was crucial to the fairytale ending of the incredible legacy of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin are both expected to feature in some part of United’s pre-season tour to the United States, which kicks off against Mexican side Club America in Seattle on July 17.

“I am quite surprised that Robin van Persie has gone to Turkey this summer”.

Robin van Persie compared against Fenerbahce’s options up front last season.

Asked whether he was looking for a another striker because Van Persie was leaving, Van Gaal said: “When you say that it is not all true”.

“If I see today, I can only imagine what it would be like if you win the league and what sort of party that would be. I cannot wait to meet the fans as well”.

“He brings a wealth of experience and is an excellent addition to our squad”, he said of a player who been capped 111 times by Germany, is the national team captain, and was a member of the victorious 2014 World Cup side.