Robin van Persie was unveiled as a Fenerbahce player on Tuesday, and while the Dutch forward had kind words to say about some of his Manchester United colleagues, he opted not to thank former coach Louis van Gaal.
Van Persie’s departure from Old Trafford had been mooted for some time, and he finally completed a transfer on Tuesday.
The ex-Manchester United star was presented to a delirious Fenerbahce public on Tuesday afternoon, having completed his medical on Monday.
— Fenerbahce_EN (@Fenerbahce_EN) July 14, 2015
Van Persie has already thanked the fans of both Arsenal and United fans for their support during his eleven years of Premier League outings, and took a moment to express his gratitude to Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
“Everyone in the squad showed me that they had appreciated my time at United. That was enough for me to leave with the right feeling,” he began, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
“Let me please add one more person to thank,” he continued, “I highly appreciate the work of Ed Woodward in this transfer. He was the man who was very classy in all this. A true gentleman.
“Ed, if you are listening or watching, thank you!”
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RVP’s choice of words was intriguing, and while he thanked Woodward for remaining ‘classy’, coach van Gaal was conspicuous by his absence.
Was the Dutch coach interring an unhappiness about the way van Gaal dealt with his departure? It appears as though there is no love lost between these two compatriots.