Van Persie is currently on Netherlands international duty with Depay and has welcomed the signing of the 21-year-old, who will officially join United from PSV Eindhoven on July 1.
“I am looking forward to it,” Van Persie told United’s official website. “I have been working with him for the last year or so with Holland, so I know him quite well.
“I am excited for him. He has made a big move to Manchester United and it will be interesting to see how he will do, and how he will take on this challenge.”
It remains to be seen, however, whether Van Persie will play alongside Depay at Old Trafford, with Italian newspaper Il Messaggero claiming United have accepted an offer from Lazio for the former Arsenal star.
Although the Serie A side are unable to match Van Persie’s current salary, they are said to be willing to offer the 31-year-old a four-year contract to move to Stadio Olimpico.