Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has denied claims that he had anything to do with Louis van Gaal's appointment as the club's new manager.
As reported by the Daily Star, Van Persie - who has been working under Van Gaal for the Dutch national side - has insisted that Manchester United officials didn't speak to him about the manager.
However, Van Persie admitted that the United hierarchy may have been aware at how him and Van Gaal have worked with each other.
Speaking to reporters, the striker said: "No, the management of Manchester United did not ask me.
"But if they watched from a distance they would know how we have been with each other.
"I have had two very pleasant years under him with the Oranje.
"He is very clear. I'm going to have a new process over the next two years with Van Gaal at my club. I'm really looking forward to it."
Van Gaal and Van Persie will be desperate to achieve success at this summer's World Cup, before turning their attentions to Manchester United.
The Red Devils suffered a nightmare campaign in the 2013/14 season, and Van Gaal will be hoping Van Persie and Co. can lift the club back to the top in the coming years.
Van Persie, who is the captain of the Dutch national side, could yet become Manchester United's new skipper, but it remains to be seen as to who Van Gaal will appoint as his leading man on the pitch.
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