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Manchester United urged to get rid of Robin van Persie

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Former Football League manager Martin Allen has told Manchester United boss David Moyes to dump Robin van Persie.

Van Persie has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford since Moyes took over the reins at Manchester United.

It is thought that the Dutchman only joined Manchester United so he could play under Sir Alex Ferguson so was devastated when the Scotsman decided to retire.

Moyes has also been criticised by Dutch coach Raymond Verheijin, who called the former Everton boss a 'dinosaur' due to his apparent 'prehistoric' training methods.

The United boss has been blamed for Van Persie's recent injury, which will see him miss a month's worth of action.

And Allen believes Moyes should cash in on Van Persie due to the player's apparent unrest.

Allen told the Daily Mail: "David Moyes has got to put his marker down and get shot of Robin van Persie.

"The first thing Sir Alex Ferguson always did to players who challenged his power and control, as we read about recently in his autobiography, was get rid.

"No matter how big or good they were the important thing is he got them out.

"Over the past couple of weeks through various news outlets, social media networks and comments from certain people, it’s obvious that RVP quite clearly wants out of Manchester United.

"Moyes will have heard about the rumours that the player wants to leave because he only wanted to play for Ferguson."

Van Persie, who left Arsenal to join Manchester United in 2012, has scored eight goals in 15 games so far this season.

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