Three years ago, Robin van Persie moved to Old Trafford tasked with helping return the Premier League trophy to Manchester United in what would become Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season. Thirty goals later, and the Dutchman was seemingly on the way to becoming a club legend. However, it now appears that the love affair has turned sour, and a summer exit is now on the cards.
Manchester United Transfer Rumours
Five players who could force a return to the England fold, including Man Utd ace and former Liverpool man
Bale to Chelsea, Ronaldo back to Manchester United & more ex-Premier League stars who could return this summer
After Ferguson retired, David Moyes stepped into the hot seat, and while the team struggled, so much so that Moyes failed to see out the season, the former Arsenal forward still managed to hit the back of the net eighteen times.
The news that his national team boss, Louis van Gaal would become his club manager ahead of this season seemed to suggest that the 31-year-old would play an integral part in the revolution, and could maybe even be selected as captain, having been awarded the honour at international level. In the end, Wayne Rooney was given the armband.
Injuries have plagued van Persie’s year. Luckily for him, the awful time endured by loanee Radamel Falcao made his return of ten goals seem decent. However, according to the Daily Mirror, it is not enough to save his United career.
With one year left on his current contract – and with another not forthcoming – it is likely that the club will look to cash in on the player this summer. The 31-year-old is reportedly keen on ending his career back in his home country.