Did Van Persie drop Twitter hint at Manchester United happiness?

Robin Van Persie has confirmed he is happy at Manchester United and wants to stay - did he hint that before his statement on his Twitter account?

Over the course of the last month there has been much speculation over the future of Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie.

The £24 million signing from Arsenal in the summer of 2012 had an excellent debut season under Sir Alex Ferguson but has struggled with injuries this term in a David Moyes side that has been just as disappointing on the pitch.

In recent weeks it has been speculated that RVP is unhappy with the training regimen at the club, his comments after the Olympiakos defeat were construed to look like a pop at his team-mates while others have insinuated he is not happy at Moyes’ apparent reliance on Wayne Rooney and mismanagement of his injury problems.

But RVP, for whom an interview is a rare occurrence, has decided to clear things up himself as part of the United Review - for the match day programme this weekend.

And what he said could not be further from what has been the reported ‘truth’ recently:

"The truth is I'm very happy here. I signed for four years and I'd be delighted to stay longer, beyond the next two years I have on my contract. There is no doubt I'm learning new things and progressing with David Moyes…

There is mutual respect between us and the work environment is actually good… What I need to address are the situations when people are taking it upon themselves to think for me, make assumptions, or interpret things as if they are me.

Last time I checked my head was still attached to my body. I'm the only one who knows exactly what I'm feeling…the things I have read recently aren't based on the truth.”

And he certainly dropped a hint of his true feelings on his official Twitter account yesterday.

Like his interviews RVP is not a regular Tweeter, only doing so when he feels absolutely compelled to do so.

And yesterday he sent out this picture and message to the world - which it is now clear was a predictor of the statement to come…

A happy RVP - maybe United do have a chance against Liverpool this weekend?

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