Manchester United are going to look into extending Robin van Persie’s contract, David Moyes has confirmed at this afternoon’s press conference ahead of Liverpool on Sunday.
The Dutchman spoke out about his future at Manchester United and insisted he was happy at the club and with Moyes in contrary to what the press had been saying.
Van Persie also reiterated that he was happy to extend his contract past the two years he currently has left on his deal and Moyes confirmed that it was something in the pipeline for the United board.
He said: “I’ve been telling you that [he’s staying] but you’ve wanted to say or write something different.
“It’s difficult if you don’t believe what I say. Robin is happy here and I’m pleased about that. I didn’t know what was coming out – I’ve only just heard this morning about it.
“We’ll take it as it is. He has a couple of years to go on his contract and I’m sure that will be something the board look at.
“I’ve always said we’ve got two outstanding forwards in Wayne and Robin. Both have capabilities of winning games off their own back. They’re both pivotal international players and the sort of players any side in the world would want in their team.
“I’m delighted to have both of them and, more importantly, that they both want to be Manchester United players.”
On several occasions this season, Moyes has insisted that Van Persie was happy despite his form and body language suggesting otherwise. Now that Van Persie has moved to support that statement, Moyes has been proved right (for now at least).
However, it is all good Van Persie being happy but if he isn’t playing well, he needs to improve – starting with Liverpool on Sunday. Hopefully he can now concentrate on his football and re-capture the scintillating form that spearheaded our Premier League success last year.