Former Holland international Ronald de Boer believes that Robin van Persie could leave Manchester United - if they don't land any big-name signings in the summer.
The Dutchman is reportedly unhappy with how things have gone at Old Trafford this season.
According to reports, Van Persie is contemplating leaving Manchester United at the end of the season having grown disenfranchised with life under David Moyes.
Van Persie hasn't been able to replicate his goal scoring form from the last two seasons under the Scot, while there has been plenty of rumours that the 30-year-old blames his injury problems this term on Moyes's training regime.
Now De Boer claims it will take some major cash being spent in the summer window in order to persuade him to stay put at Old Trafford.
He told the Manchester Evening News: "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."
Manchester United currently occupy 6th place in the Premier League, with little chance of them making the top four let alone challenge for the title.
Their only chance of silverware this season is the Champions League - and they're in danger of exiting that competition having gone 2-0 down in the first leg of their last 16 tie against Olympiakos.
Van Persie wants to compete for trophies and everything this year looks out of sight,' De Boer continued.
"It’s very disappointing for a player of his quality. I don’t think he’s enjoying the football United are playing. He’s a team player but he likes to play beautiful football and that isn’t the case at the moment."
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