Piers Morgan has attempted to rub salt in the wound, taking to Twitter to ask Robin van Persie whether the star is considering retirement.
The former-CNN employee, who is famed for his vocal support of Arsenal via the social media platform, was no doubt delighted to see Premier League rivals Manchester United sucumb to a shock 5-3 loss at the hands of Leicester City.
Van Persie struggle
It was the second loss for Louis van Gaal's Manchester United in the Premier League and leaves them even further behind their points tally at the same stage last season under the guardianship of David Moyes.
Manchester United have not been helped by the loss of form and fitness from their striker Van Persie, who managed to score his first goal of the season on Sunday to no avail.
Having swapped Manchester United for Arsenal back in 2012, the British personality was quick to suggest that the grass is very much greener at the Emirates Stadium now.
Morgan wrote on Twitter: "Hi mate @Persie_Official - that little boy screaming 'retirement' yet?"
Such words will be hard to take for the Dutchman, who turned 31-years-old last month. Morgan's reference was to Van Persie's original speech after leaving the Gunners to join Manchester United in 2012.
He said, famously: "I always listen to the little boy inside of me in these situations – when you have to make the harder decisions in life. What does he want? That boy was screaming for Man United.
At the time, few could begrudge Van Persie of the move, despite the fact he was captain of Arsenal at the time. Manchester United were still being managed by Britain's most successful manager in Sir Alex Ferguson while Arsenal were struggling to compete for trophies and transfer.
However, Arsenal are now FA Cup champions and Manchester United have no European football on offer. Van Persie may have won the Premier League title he was looking for, but he is now looking at the latter parts of his career struggling to compete with a fallen Manchester United.
There are also questions surrounding Van Persie's future involvement in Manchester United's first team. So far the two-time Premier League top scorer has scored one goal in four starts.
He has also failed to create a goal and looks likely to drop out of the side in favour of Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney. It is therefore not unreasonable to suggest that Van Persie, who has struggled with injury throughout most of his career, would be thinking about hanging up his boots in the near future or at least moving on to pastures new.
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