Van Persie wants to match Rooney’s wages

Arsenal's Robin van PersieRobin van Persie’s potential move to Manchester United could well hinge on wages, as the Dutch striker wants to be paid the same amount as Wayne Rooney according to The Daily Mail.

The Netherlands international has stated that he will not be renewing his expiring contract at the Emirates Stadium, and as such the Red Devils are fighting against Manchester City and Juventus for the attacker’s signature.

It is believed that Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are leading the way for the 2011-12 PFA Player of the Year, but that finances will be important in any deal.

Van Persie is said to want £220,000-a-week, the same as Wayne Rooney currently gets paid, to make the move to Old Trafford.

By Gareth McKnight