Last year, it looked for all the money in the world like Wayne Rooney was going to leave Manchester United in the summer.
As it transpired, Sir Alex Ferguson retired, David Moyes came in, Rooney stayed and scored a new £300,000 a week contract, much to the delight of the United faithful.
I’ve no doubt in my mind that Rooney would have left if Fergie stayed on and had a similar feeling about Van Persie and Moyes going into this summer.
If Moyes had stayed, I’d be more than confident that Van Persie’s last game in a United shirt would have been his hat-trick against Olympiacos.
As it transpired, Moyes has been sacked and now, there’s more reason to believe that Van Persie won’t leave United.
At the start of the season, Van Persie insisted he wanted to finish his career at Old Trafford and reiterated that stance in March, even though Moyes was dragging the club downwards at the time.
Louis van Gaal is the favourite to be United’s new manager and seeing as Van Persie is his chosen captain for the Dutch team, you have to imagine he’d work pretty well under Van Gaal.
Nothing is certain and this is all merely an educated guess but the likeliness of Van Persie leaving Old Trafford has diminished somewhat in the wake of Moyes’ departure. Of course, that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen.