Manchester United plot new Van Persie deal

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Manchester United manager David Moyes is hoping to tie striker Robin van Persie down to a new deal at the club this summer.

The club's policy is to offer players aged 30 and above 12-month contract extensions, with the Red Devils reviewing each individual in this bracket on an annual basis.

However, The Daily Star claims Moyes is hoping to offer Van Persie, 30-years-old, a special deal which is longer in length.

The Dutchman has struggled to find his best form under the new manager at Old Trafford this season, having fired Manchester United to the Premier League title last term under old boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

He's subsequently dismissed claims that he's unhappy under Moyes, and the Scot now admits he needs to hold talks with chief executive Ed Woodward over the situation.

“That might be something I need to speak to Ed about," said the Manchester United boss, according to the paper.

“You’ve heard from the horse’s mouth how Robin feels and I did keep saying that I never thought there was any problem with him. He’s a great player to work with.”

Moyes' comments came ahead of a nightmare match against Liverpool at Old Trafford, with the champions' great rivals winning 3-0 - a scoreline that didn't flatter the Reds.

Securing Van Persie's future would provide a much-needed lift for Manchester United after a season of disappointment, although a lack of European football at the end of the season could quickly change his mind over a new deal.

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