Robin van Persie is being driven out of Manchester United and sold behind his back.
That is the astonishing claim of Pierre van Hooijdonk, a former Feyenoord and Holland team-mate of the United striker.
Turkish side Fenerbahce are keen to sign Van Persie, and Van Hooijdonk claimed United have been working to offload his fellow Dutchman since the turn of the year.
“As early as January of this year, I received information from Turkey about Robin and Fenerbahce,” said Van Hooijdonk on the Daily Mirror website.
“The minute this information came, you knew that United had sent people to test the water for a move.
“Agents and others were searching for big clubs who are prepared to pay the high fee involved for van Persie. Robin’s contract expires next year, so this is the moment when United can still get money for him.”