Old Trafford ace’s LVG relationship has broken down.
Robin van Persie is close to completing his exit from Manchester United to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce this summer, and is reported as feeling ‘betrayed’ by manager Louis van Gaal as he decides to move on.
The Netherlands international has spent three seasons at Old Trafford after joining from rivals Arsenal in a controversial summer switch back in 2012, but it would be fair to say that his performances have not been up to scratch after a successful first campaign.
Having scored 30 goals in all competitions to help United win the Premier League in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge before retirement, Van Persie’s form dipped under David Moyes the following year and did not recover under Van Gaal in 2014/15, resulting in him losing his place in the side.
Now, according to The Sun, it has emerged that the 31-year-old feels let down by his fellow Dutchman, and the pair’s relationship is described as ‘beyond repair’ as a move to Fenerbahce looms.
Van Persie only scored ten goals for the Red Devils last season and it seems like the right time to move on, though some fans may be concerned about their controversial manager’s handling of star players, with many surprised that a big name such as Radamel Falcao also flopped so badly under LVG last season.