Robin van Persie casts doubts on Reds future

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Robin van Persie has cast doubts over his future at Manchester United after admitting he may have to move on in search of first-team football.

Van Persie had a tough time with injuries last season and struggled to play regular first-team football, something he is keen to do in the next campaign, especially with the European Championships just around the corner.

However with Reds boss Louis van Gaal set to bring in at least one more new striker over the summer, Van Persie could again find himself playing a bit-part role.

The 31-year-old has just over 12 months remaining on his contract at Old Trafford and admits he will sit down and weigh up his future over the coming weeks.

“I must evaluate the situation,” the striker admitted. “The club is doing that as well. I must consider what I really want.

“If worse comes to the worst and I won’t be playing much next season I wouldn’t be in an ideal situation with Euro 2016 coming up.

“It’s a strange, difficult situation. A new situation, that’s a better word. I have to think in a realistic way. It’s my ambition to play the next years.”

Van Persie, who scored just 10 goals last season, says he pays no attention to all the rumours regarding who could arrive at the club over the summer, and also has nothing to report on his own future just yet.

“If I am to believe the stories, around 35 new strikers will be coming in and 40 will be leaving but I have no news regarding my future,” he added.

After qualifying for the Champions League again, United will be hoping to push for the Premier League title next season and are priced at 9/2 to win it, while Chelsea are 11/8 to retain their crown.

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