Harry Redknapp comments on Manchester United’s Robin van Persie decision

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Former West Ham, Southampton and Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp comments on ex-Arsenal star Van Persie’s imminent departure from Manchester United.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United manager Harry Redknapp has written on Kicca.com that he is surprised that Manchester United have let Robin van Persie go.

Van Persie has left United and will officially be unveiled as a Fenerbahce player at the Turkish club’s Sukru Saracoglu Stadium today, according to The Daily Mail.

Former Southampton and Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp has now given his take on the situation.

“I’m surprised to see Robin Van Persie go,” the Englishman wrote on Kicca.com. “He’s had his injuries in the past but I’ve always thought he was an excellent player.

“At the first opportunity it seems they have let him go though and maybe they have decided it is a good time for him to go.”

Robin van Persie’s struggles

Van Persie has been struggling with injuries and modest form for two years now, and he is not guaranteed a place in United’s starting line-up.

The Netherlands international scored 10 goals and created 26 chances in 27 Premier League appearances last season.

The former Arsenal captain had a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 56%, and won 32 headers, 21 dribbles and 15 tackles.

During the 2013-14 campaign, Van Persie scored 12 goals and created 17 chances in 21 Premier League matches.

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