Transfer balls: why ‘betrayed’ Robin Van Persie left Manchester United to earn a fortune in Turkey
Transfer Balls: Robin Van Persie is leaving Manchester United. The Mirror says the former Arsenal skipper is heading to Fenerbahce in a £4.7million deal “after being ordered by Van Gaal to train on his own”.
Robin van Persie will leave Manchester United feeling he has been betrayed by Louis van Gaal.
The Dutch striker is joining Fenerbahce in a £4.7million deal after being ordered by Van Gaal to train on his own while the rest of his Old Trafford team-mates took part in a full-scale practise match at Carrington on Tuesday.
Why would a player who is leaving the club play with the team he’s leaving? He’s not training on his own; Van Persie is simply not playing in a practise match.
It was the moment that the 31-year-old knew his time with United was over.
Surely Van Persie knew his time at Manchester United was over when he agreed to play in Turkey.
Within hours, Van Persie had instructed his agent to accept a lucrative three-year contract offer from Fenerbahce. The £240,000-a-week wages, though, will do nothing to ease his sense of humiliation at the hands of a manager he had come to regard as a friend.
Three days ago, on Thursday July 9, the Guardian noted:
Fenerbahce have reached agreement with Manchester United over the transfer of Robin van Persie to the Turkish club for a fee of £4.7m. As the Guardian reported last Saturday, the player had finalised terms over the move, and the two clubs have been locked in talks all week.
So. Van Perise agreed last Saturday to leave Manchester United but, according to the Mirror, he agreed the following Tuesday after Van Gaal had “betrtayed ” him.
What utter balls…