man utd will make a bid, and then offer about 60% of the wages being offered by man city, knowing that he would have to be insane to accept. Man city will sign him, and ferguson will say there's no value in the transfer market. seriously, where would man utd play him. They already have hernandez, welbeck and rooney who can play at centre forward, and rooney and kagawa can both play in the hole. Van persie is a really good player, but he's not a player they particularly need.
They'll just sign a left back and a central midfielder for relatively small sums of money, and that will be their business done for the year, having pretended to make two huge bids, for van persie, and hazard.