Robin van Persie narrates how Van Gaal kicked him out of United

Robin van Persie narrates how Van Gaal kicked him out of United

- Robin van Persie left Man United in 2015 after three seasons at Old Trafford

- The former Dutch international played under Van Gaal for one season before being sold to Fenerbahce for just £3.8m

- The former Arsenal striker won his first Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013

Robin van Persie has detailed his tumultuous sunset years at Man United that saw him leave the club unceremoniously in 2015.

Van Persie made a sensational and rather controversial switch to rivals United from Arsenal in the summer of 2012.

The Dutchman made the move under legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson in a transfer that left many Gunners fans angry.

The move would be a blessing in disguise for Van Persie as he went on to play an integral part in United's 20th Premier League title triumph the following season and Ferguson's last at the helm.

The former Arsenal striker found the back of the net a staggering 26 times to also win the Golden Boot award.

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The bright start to life at the Manchester club could, however, not last long enough, with the exit of Ferguson ushering a difficult spell for Van Persie.

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Despite being a key figure under Ferguson's predecessor and countryman David Moyes, it was the arrival of Louis van Gaal in 2015 that sealed his fate.

According to Van Persie, the former Barcelona boss informed him his time was up at Old Trafford and he had no choice but to leave.

Hampered by a serious ankle injury, the former Dutch international managed just 12 goals in Van Gaal's first season in charge before being shown the door.

This was despite the 36-year-old having an active contract and letting the manager know he was happy being at the club.

"I had this chat with Louis van Gaal and he told me: "Alright Robin, I am the coach, you are the player, you have to go. Your time is up," Van Persie recalled.

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"I said I still have a contract but he said "I don't care"'

'Towards the end of it, I saw something coming, but not this ruthless and the way he said it as well," he added.

Earlier, reported that Champions League season is presently on suspension but Arsenal who currently sit ninth in EPL are in danger of missing out on the competition next season.

But the Emirates outfit could earn a stunning slot in the prestigious competition should the season be cancelled over coronavirus pandemic.

European football chiefs are said to be mulling using coefficient rankings to decide who plays in continental competitions next season if domestic leagues cannot be finished

In the EPL, the move will see Arsenal joining Man United and Liverpool among teams playing in the UCL, with Chelsea dropping to Europa League.

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