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Manchester United: Evidence that RvP is considering his options?

Manchester United signed RvP 18 months ago but it was at Arsenal that he made his name as a world class striker. A stop start season for RvP. But he's still amongst the best finishers in the game.

Is he off?

As we know, things can change in the blink of an eye in the mad world of football. Just over a month ago Wayne Rooney seemed most likely to leave Manchester United as Chelsea circled. Now, just weeks later, all the talk is that RvP will jump ship after just two seasons at Manchester United.

Of course, much of the ‘information’ that you receive on such situations is just media hype. The only suggestion that RvP himself has made about being less than satisfied is when he told reporters, post Olympiacos, that other Manchester United players he’d been occupying the zones that he liked to play in.

But he has given no direct hint at all about actually wanting to leave Manchester United this summer. Indeed, just last season he talked of wanting to stay at the club for his whole career. They are the last sound bytes we have which actually pertain to his career.

So how do we know that he’s unhappy at Manchester United and considering his options? Well it is precisely BECAUSE of that silence. Footballers use the media to their own ends these days. If they want a move, if they want a different position or an international call up, they do an interview which alludes to it.

The fact that RvP hasn’t come out to deny any of the rumours, since post-match in Olympiacos, tells us everything we need to know about his position. He could, in a few words to the press, quell all of the speculation lining him with a move from Manchester United.

But he hasn’t done it. Which tells us, in no uncertain terms, that he is keeping his options open. He isn’t enjoying life right now at his club. That doesn’t mean he will definitely leave. But his silence tells us that he’s in no rush to pledge his future to Manchester United.

Through all the Wayne Rooney speculation we never felt that he would end up leaving the club. But the RvP story feels different. With Rooney and RvP not hitting it off together on the pitch, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see RvP leading the line for another side next season.

Manchester United fans – do you think RvP is off come May?

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  1. stewart

    Mar 12, 2014 at 5:27 am

    hope so.

    he doesnt offer or defend or do enough for me in games.

    sell him bring in cavani whatever the cost!

    and fix the midfield.

    and sign mangala to replace vidic (why he is allowed to leave) only moyes knows.

    in moyes i trust!

  2. anon

    Mar 12, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Well in m opinion, if RVP wants to act like a school child it would be better for the team to cut their losses.

    “No player is bigger than the club”, a point Sir Alex made abundantly clear and Moyes (despite offering Rooney a 300 pound/weekly contract) needs to show now.

    Get rid of dead wood and start fresh. We, as fans are thankful for what Rvp has done for us but, if he wants to be unhappy, let him do it elsewhere.

  3. duff

    Mar 12, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Get rid of Rvp. Short of pace and whining too much. Play mata kagawa and Rooney together. Buy coentrao left back and kroos for midfield. First win all the last games starting with spanking Liverpool

  4. Mirage

    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Rvp should let us know where is head is, we love him here, but if he’s un-happy well nobody can do anything about that can they???

    A man with a Good hart doesn’t just stay during the good times.. So if he leaves its Good ridiance afterall He’s been a disapointment so far dis season

  5. Miracle

    Mar 13, 2014 at 4:05 am

    I disagree he has been out for most of the season and every time he’s been played he’s scored so where on earth do you get he’s been a disappointment??? You are totally and utterly wrong. The team hasn’t been performing and he’s not happy. How many times has Roy Keane and and Wayne Rooney said that? For god sake the lad is voicing his opinion and Moyes needs to do something rapidly like getting better back room staff and new Assistant Manager because the people he has brought in are crap. At the moment he has turned us into an old Everton. I just hope we get Kroos, Mangala, Coentrao and maybe Gündoğan because if we don’t sad to say but Chelsea, City, Scouse and Arsenal well prove a tough test and I honestly think it will take a miracle to take fourth spot this year. If Moyes messes up anymore I think you can say goodbye and say hello to Luis Van Gaal or someone to that stature. But don’t blame RVP if it wasn’t for him last year we wouldn’t have won the Premier league (YOU’LL DO WELL TO REMEMBER THAT)

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