Robin van Persie set to leave Manchester United this summer
Dutch striker wants to play Champions League football next season and has become disillusioned with David Moyes
February 27th, 2014
Robin van Persie felt vindicated at the end of last season after his £24 million move from Arsenal to Manchester United saw him claim a first Premier League winner’s medal.
However, things haven’t gone according to plan for the Red Devils and Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat away at Olympiacos this week led to Van Persie criticising his team-mates for occupying his attacking space, something which hinted that the Dutchman has now become unsettled at Old Trafford.
The Guardian today report that RVP is uncertain whether to stay at Manchester United following a dismal season which means the champions of England might even struggle to qualify for the Europa League next term, with Sir Alex Ferguson a key factor in luring the player from Arsenal.
David Moyes will see Nemanja Vidic leave for Internazionale in the summer and Van Persie’s potential exit would leave a big hole in attack despite the fact that Wayne Rooney has recently signed a new £300,000 per week contract with the Red Devils.
It appears that Moyes’ short-term future at Manchester United remains secure, with the Scot having recently signed Juan Mata who follows the arrival of Marouane Fellaini last summer.
However, it’s more telling as to the players that the Red Devils have missed out on since Moyes replaced Ferguson, with the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines and Fábio Coentrão passing up the chance to leave their respective clubs at the start of the season.
Van Persie is now considering his options and won’t be short of potential suitors, with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitting privately this week that his team are short of goalscorers and the Dutchman could fit the bill in the short-term.