Manchester United manager David Moyes needs to prioritise the exit of Robin van Persie, according to Martin Allen.
In his weekly column for The Daily Mail, Allen slammed the Dutchman's performance against Liverpool on Sunday as 'woeful' and re-iterated his belief that the Red Devils should focus on 'getting rid' of the player.
"I've being saying it for months that Robin van Persie needs to be shown the exit door at Manchester United," he said.
"He was woeful against Liverpool. As soon as a player starts to kick up it spreads through the dressing room and sours the squad.
"Van Persie is not pulling his weight and his comment last week that he wanted to end his career at Manchester United was a smoke screen.He clearly wants out. David Moyes has a lot to sort out... But first and foremost, top of his priorities, should be getting rid of RVP."
Such comments just come days after Van Persie - who joined Manchester United from Premier League rivals Arsenal in a move that saw him become fiercely unpopular at the Emirates Stadium during the summer of 2012 - re-affirmed his commitment and his desire to remain at the club in an exclusive interview with their official website.
Manchester United were humiliated by old rivals Liverpool on Sunday, with Moyes' side gifting the visitors three penalties - one of which was missed by captain Steven Gerrard - on their way to a heavy 3-0 defeat that, in all honest, flattered the hosts somewhat.
While Van Persie certainly did not put in the kind of performance most fans have become accustomed too since he arrived at Old Trafford, he certainly was not alone in underperforming on what was a pretty horrendous afternoon for the club that saw Moyes' position subject to further scrutiny.
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