Manchester United striker seriously considering summer exit

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is mulling over his options ahead of the new season, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Van Persie only has a year left on his current United contract following his most disappointing Premier League campaign in the last five years, in which he struggled for form and fitness under new boss Louis van Gaal.

And the Dutchman has revealed that he could be looking towards an exit, but also admitted that he wants to stay at Old Trafford in order to keep his settled family happy.

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“I must evaluate the situation,” he said. “The club is doing that as well. I must consider what I really want. If worse comes to the worst and I won’t be playing much next season I wouldn’t be in an ideal situation with Euro 2016 coming up [next summer]

“It’s a strange, difficult situation. A new situation, that’s a better word.

“I have to think, in a realistic way. It’s my ambition to play [regularly] in the next years.

“But I’m thinking about my family and my children with every decision I take. These are very important for me.

“I’m a real family guy. I think it’s fantastic to see how happy my children and wife are. That’s something I take in consideration when I’m thinking about my future.”

The 31-year-old joined United after a golden boot-winning season with Arsenal in 2013, and followed that up by helping the Red Devils become Premier League champions a year later, again being the competition’s top scorer.

However, the former Feyenoord star only managed 10 league goals last season, and will look to improve on that tally in the upcoming campaign, possibly with a different club.