United set to reassure Dutchman about future.
Manchester United are set to secure the future of striker Robin van Persie, report the Daily Star, with Old Trafford chiefs ready to offer the Dutchman a new two-year deal with the club that would end talk of a departure that has plagued the experienced goal machine during the opening months of the new season.
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Van Persie has not been in the finest goalscoring form for United so far this campaign and, with Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney, as well as prodigious teenager James Wilson, battling for a place in the team in attack, it had been suggested that the Old Trafford exit door wasn’t far away for a player who captain The Netherlands at the World Cup this summer under manager Louis van Gaal.
It would appear that such talk is premature, however, with this report suggesting that United are set to reassure van Persie over his future by opening talks over a new two-year deal at the club, which would extend his stay in Manchester well into his thirties.
Van Persie was a revelation when he first signed for United from Arsenal and his goals were a huge factor in the club’s 2012/13 Premier League title win, but the Dutchman has yet to refind that form since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager.