Former Wales coach thinks the Dutchman is wasting his time at Old Trafford.
Robin van Persie needs to leave Manchester United if he wants to win trophies says former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen.
The Dutchman has grown unsettled at Old Trafford since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and has been linked with a shock return to Arsenal in the summer.
Verheijen meanwhile believes offering Wayne Rooney a Premier League record £300,000-a-week contract was a mistake and it contributes towards why van Persie needs to leave.
“The Man United board must have been extremely desperate to save the Utd brand by giving a 300K per week salary to an ‘over the hill’ player,” the coach was quoted by the London Evening Standard.
“Wayne Rooney is no longer a world class player. He is a player who once in a while delivers a world class performance.
“The problem of keeping both RVP & Rooney is that both players have to play. Playing with 2 strikers means nr 10 Mata has to play on the wing.
“It would be better for him to leave the Man United swamp.”
Van Persie openly criticised the Red Devils’ tactics and the striker’s team-mates following the disappointing last-16 Champions League defeat to Olympiakos on Tuesday.
It does seem that the 30-year-old has grown frustrated at United and is also not getting on well with new manager David Moyes, who favours Rooney and has archaic training methods in the Netherlands international’s opinion.
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