Robin van Persie has revealed that family commitments stopped him from rejoining Man United this summer
Robin van Persie has opened up on his decision to turn down a chance to rejoin Manchester United this summer.
The former United striker is said to have been offered an opportunity to link up with Erik ten Hag’s backroom staff as the club ushers in a new era.
Ten Hag, who was appointed the Red Devils’ permanent boss has already added Steve McClaren and Mitchell van der Gaag as his assistant managers.
Robin van Persie opens up on his decision to snub Man United
The ex-Arsenal captain has now cited family as the key reason he turned down a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
According to the Netherlands international, family commitments informed his thinking in snubbing his former club.
“My son and daughter are important right now,” Van Persie told the Life After Football magazine.
“In London, when I played at Arsenal, we moved five times. We also lived in Manchester and Istanbul. All in all, we were away for almost 14 years. But then we thought “what’s good for the kids now?” and felt a little stability would be nice,” he added.