Former Holland international Ronald de Boer believes that Robin van Persie is no longer happy at Manchester United and that he should consider his options.
The former Arsenal striker was pivotal in last season’s Premier League triumph at Old Trafford, but he has struggled to produce the level of performance his did last term during the current campaign.
There are rumours circulating that he and new manager David Moyes do not see eye to eye, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement believed to have been particularly disappointing for RVP.
This speculation was further fuelled by the front-man’s thinly-veiled attack on his manager’s tactics after the shock loss at a Olympiakos in the Champion League.
A return to Arsenal has been mooted, and de Boer believes that van Persie should consider leaving, especially if United fail to invest over the summer:
Van Persie wants to compete for trophies and everything this year looks out of sight,” he told talkSPORT.
“It’s very disappointing for a player of his quality. I don’t think he’s enjoying the football Man United are playing.
“He’s a team player but he likes to play beautiful football and that isn’t the case at the moment.
“I know he’s come in for criticism but that’s normal when you’re the star player. People expect a lot from you.
“Man United need to refresh their squad,
“Some of their players have had fantastic careers but it’s time to move over and let some youngsters come through.
“Robin feels that, if this is happening, he will of course stay. But, if there’s no investment in new, young, great players from other clubs, then he will move.”