Poll: Time For Manchester United To Sell Van Persie?
The Telegraph today reports that the new Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini wants to sign Robin van Persie from Manchester United this summer.
Back when Mancini was manager of Manchester City, he competed with United for the services of RVP when the forward left Arsenal. It was Alex Ferguson who got his man and the signing was pivotal in United winning the title in what was to prove to be the legendary manager’s last season at the club.
Van Persie scored 26 league goals that season but has since struggled with injuries and form, scoring 12 goals from 21 games in the Premier League under David Moyes. The appointment of fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal was meant to rejuvenate the player but so far he’s only scored three goals in eight games.
He’s generally looked off the pace and unfit this season, which is perhaps no surprise. Van Persie turns 32 in the summer and his time at Arsenal was blighted with injury, until he finally kept fit and showed what he was capable of in his last season at the club.
The story suggests that United could still get £10m for aplayer they spent some £25m on three years ago. Is now the time to cash in, or do you think LVG can get him his compatriot back to his best? Vote in our poll below.