Robin van Persie appears to be heading to the exit door at Manchester United after manager Louis Van Gaal refused to confirm whether the striker would remain at the club next season.
The Dutchman has failed to hit the heights of the last few years, as the problems with injuries have reappeared once again in his life. Van Persie has averaged one goal in every two matches in the last two seasons and this is not seen as being good enough for a club like United. After featuring very rarely in the second half of the campaign, it is widely speculated that van Persie could be sold in the summer.
The striker’s contract runs out in 12 months and he has not been offered a new deal yet. Rather than let him leave on a free, United would rather sell him in the upcoming summer and receive some transfer fee instead. Wayne Rooney has become the club’s first choice striker in the last couple of months. Van Persie has started only one match since February. Even though it has been primarily due to injuries, poor form has also been attributed to his absence. This season, he has managed only 10 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions.
“You have to wait and see. I shall not say whom I am speaking to,” said Van Gaal about the situation with Robin van Persie.Later, the manager highlighted the best and worst moments during the season. “The worst moment is the game against Leicester City and the referee was playing a part. And Everton away where the referee played a part,” said Van Gaal. The club will be finishing fourth in the league table and will have to go through a qualifying match in order to reach in the group stages of the Champions League.