Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson admits he would be happier if the 28-year-old moved overseas instead of - just like van Persie - joining and therefore bolstering a Premier League rival.
"Some of the transfer fees are insane but it shows how good these players are".
But Leicester pulled one back through Shinji Okazaki who scored for the Foxes by outjumping Granit Xhaka to head home Harry Maguire's cutback header for the Foxes' first goal of the season. The fact that we signed earlier helped us avoid signing players who are so expensive like now.
Hernandez admitted that he is not sure whether he would celebrate a goal at Old Trafford, and refused to predict how many times he could find the back of the net over the course of the season.
"It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained.
'There's no relation between clubs and countries and seasons and periods, so obviously there is no guarantee.
As for the pre-season, Leicester won three games, lost three games and drew once.
At the other end of the player scale, it takes Jordan Ibe nearly 14 games of playing time to buy a typical place in Bournemouth. "But to have a better position in table we need to win more".
Arsenal after a victory in the F.A. Community Shield game on Sunday. Credit Tony O’Brien Reuters
The United manager had outlined four positions he wanted to strengthen in to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the start of the transfer window, but only Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have arrived at Old Trafford.
The team also had a fantastic title win, though the boos like to bring even more stability from the team boys.
He said: "It's not because I have always done it that I am going to do it". I love this boy and think he is going to have a huge campaign - unlike Stoke...
"We are just in a position to do quality work better than in the first".
Ozil is one of several first-team stars at Arsenal with just one year left on his contract.
The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
The Chile global had rejected an initial offer believed to be worth £225,000-a-week but the Gunners now plan to make Sanchez the highest paid player in the Premier League. I think he will be superb at West Ham and will secure his place as number one for next summer's World Cup. Last season two were not in Europe.
"Overall I believe that it's down to us".