Robin van Persie is poised to leave Manchester United for Turkish giants Fenerbahce after being humiliated by Louis van Gaal last week.
The Dutch striker was ordered to train on his own last Tuesday, according to the Mirror, while the rest of his United teammates participated in a full-scale practice match at the Aon Training Complex.
Van Persie, feeling betrayed by the man he considered a friend until recently, subsequently instructed his agent to accept a three-year contract offer from Fenerbahce.
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The 31-year-old felt additional embarrassment after Van Gaal ordered him to train alone in front of his teammates, 24 hours after being praised by the same coach for his efforts in Monday’s training session.
It seems Van Gaal believes it’s in the best interests of Manchester United to sell Van Persie, who has failed to produce his best form on a consistent basis since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford in the summer of 2013, and is going about his business in typically ruthless fashion.
Van Persie's sale frees up big wages
The former Arsenal captain is now expected to complete his £4.7 million move to Fenerbahce within hours.
Crucially, the sale of Van Persie will free up £250,000-a-week in wages for Manchester United to use on new acquisitions.
The Red Devils have already completed deals for Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian and Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer, while Morgan Schneiderlin and a new first-class striker are also expected to arrive over the coming weeks.
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