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Van Persie Could Be Sold With Moyes Becoming Frustrated With ‘Unhappy’ Striker

David Moyes is considering selling Robin van Persie after growing frustrated by his poor on-field attitude, amid reports that former club Arsenal are interested

The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, could David Moyes sell Robin van Persie?

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Manchester United manager David Moyes is considering selling Robin van Persie this summer after growing frustrated by the strikers ‘erratic’ contribution and poor on-field attitude, according to the Daily Mail.

The Dutchman has endured a difficult season at Old Trafford with a number of niggling injuries restricting him to just 20 appearances in all competitions so far.

While the 30-year-old has scored an impressive 14 times during that time, he’s failed to build upon his promising partnership with Wayne Rooney and the two have played like strangers at times this season. This was particularly evident during last weeks 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in the Champions League, when the pair barely passed the ball to each other.

The former Arsenal striker publicly slammed United following that game, labeling them as ‘lousy’ and fuelled speculation that he was unsettled at Old Trafford after admitting it had been a tough season.

The Daily Mail are now claiming that some of van Persie’s team mates feel the striker is unhappy at the club and boss David Moyes has privately expressed his frustrations about the players form and on-field body language.

It’s left the Scot wondering whether van Persie is the right man to lead United’s attack next season as they try to re-establish themselves as a major force in the Premier League again, or whether the time might be right to cash in and sell the player this summer.

This news comes after reports emerged suggesting that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has already met with RVP’s agent to discuss the possibility of a shock move back to Arsenal, while the Metro claimed last week that the French coach has already started working on a deal to try and lure the striker back to the Emirates.

Van Persie has certainly had a disappointing season when compared to last year, when he scored 26 goals in 38 appearances to help fire United to the Premier League title, and he doesn’t seem as content with life at Old Trafford, but I’m not convinced he’ll make a move back to north London.

His exit from Arsenal back in 2012 was a messy one and many of the Emirates faithful still haven’t forgiven him for the way he left the club, so while I wouldn’t be surprised if Moyes did decide to sell in the summer, I don’t think we’ll see him back in the Red & White of Arsenal any time soon.

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What do United fans think of van Persie this season? Should you sell? Would Arsenal fans take him back?



  1. In the know

    March 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Would be sorry to lose RVP pity we can’t apply the same standards to Moyes and tranfer him to anywhere else but our club

  2. afzal JKhan

    March 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    This is the world upside down ! When à player is chosen to lead the attack on his own the team has to play to HIS strength but Moyes’ tactics are way off. RVP is not getting the service that he thrives on and is clearly unhappy and frustrated. Moyes is out of his depth at OT and no more time must be wasted on him. His time is up.

  3. ken lo

    March 5, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Why would we want an injury prone 30+ year old Judas on £200,000 a week to return to our club?
    Let the little boy in him sort out his own problems and perhaps Sir Blue Nose could explain why he signed him at such a staggering cost to his club over the period of his contract?
    To think he was so nearly a legend at the club that stood by him for eight long years before he stabbed us in the back.
    It’s your problem now Moyes….ha ha ha!!!

  4. FrankDlaw

    March 5, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Where did it all go wrong? Its a no brainer! United has just violated a very fundamental principle of human resource management. Take a look at my post on this issue last week and tell me that my predictions are not coming to pass; viz:

    “In truth RVP is just fed up, like the rest of the team! Now he sees the club pandering up to Rooney, whose contribution in the last season was patchy at best, giving him a new £300,000 per week contract. It appears that loyalty doesn’t pay for the players. Disloyalty instead, gets rewarded.

    This will all end in tears for United! The upheaval, disharmony and dissension in the dressing room will tear the team apart!

    Woodward and Moyes, be prepared for every player in the team, starting with RVP to knock on your doors asking for wage adjustments! If not, there’ll be plenty of sulking on the field with some players missing clear open goals! Some will even score own goals! I’ve seen it all before. Transfer targets will also be asking for £300,000 per week. Can United afford it? The club’s wage bill will go through the roof! This is the beginning of the end…”

    I’ve been defending Moyes for the past few months but his handling of Rooney is the straw that has broken the camel’s back, I have to concede! Sad, but this fundamental error in management will tear the team apart!

    Now instead of getting rid of one disruptive player, Rooney, United have to rebuild the team by replacing 6-8 players and we’ve seen what happens when teams do that. You only have to look at Spurs, QPR, Cardiff, et al to get a clue.

    Moyes now have no choice but to revert to the team and game plan that despatched of Bayer Leverkuson 5-0 in the Champions League, for that was United playing at their peak this season. If it means resting either RVP or Rooney, so be it!

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