Attacker has no release clause in his current deal with the club.
Unsettled Manchester United front man Robin van Persie will not be allowed to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season unless new head coach David Moyes himself decides that the the Premier League champions no longer have any use for the Dutchman, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
SEE ALSO: The top 10 best Manchester United players of all time
Serious questions have been raised about the Netherlands international’s future in the north west ever since Van Persie made some cryptic post-match remarks in the aftermath of the Red Devils’ shock 2-0 to Olympiacos in Athens in the first leg of their Uefa round-of-16 clash on Tuesday night.
“Our fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in,” Van Persie had told Dutch television station NOS . “And when I see that it makes it difficult for me to come to those spaces as well.
“So that forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my fellow players and, unfortunately, they’re often playing in my zones. I think that’s a shame.”
However, if the 30-year-old is trying to engineer a move away from United this summer, then he will not find it easy, especially as Van Persie has no buyout clause in his current deal at the club that runs until June 2016, with Moyes’s recent comments on Wayne Rooney’s new deal a ominous warning to the attacker.
“The one thing I’ve found about Manchester United is that they decide what players go and when they want them to go” Moyes said last week.
“The players won’t control that, no matter who comes to the club. The club will always be in control of that.”