Manchester United should offer Van Persie new deal - Moyes

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Manchester United manager David Moyes expects the club to offer Robin van Persie a new contract after the Netherlands international dismissed rumours about his unhappiness at Old Trafford.

Van Persie, who was reportedly considering his options after becoming disillusioned with life at Old Trafford under Moyes, told the Red Devils’ official website on Thursday that he would be “delighted” to stay longer than 2016, while the United boss briefed journalists in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon that he expects the club will consider offering the 30-year-old striker an extension on his current deal.

"It's nice of Robin (to say he is happy to stay)," the United manager said. "He is happy here and we are very pleased about that.

"He has a couple of years to go on his contract and I am sure that (an extension) is something the board will look at."

Van Persie has been strongly linked with a move away from Manchester United in recent weeks, with the likes of Juventus, Barcelona and his former club Arsenal all reportedly keen to sign the Dutchman. However, the latest comments from both Van Persie and Moyes indicated that all is well between the club, manager and player - and that Van Persie will almost certainly still be at Old Trafford come the start of next season.

Despite being reportedly unhappy for much of the campaign, Van Persie has still managed to score 14 goals in 20 appearances for the Red Devils this season. Moyes will now be hoping that his star striker can rediscover his best form in time for Sunday’s huge Premier League clash against fierce rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.

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