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Sunday 25 February 2018

Moyes describes RVP transfer rumour as "absolute nonsense"

Robin van Persie and David Moyes deep in conversation
Robin van Persie and David Moyes deep in conversation

Manchester United manager David Moyes has rejected claims by Mark Lawrenson that Robin van Persie has asked to leave the club.

Pundit and former player Lawrenson made his observation in an interview on Irish radio on Friday.

Given Lawrenson knows Moyes through a connection at Preston, the comments were intriguing, even if United privately distanced themselves from them.

However, offered the opportunity to respond following Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by Newcastle, when Van Persie returned from a groin injury after a four-match absence, Moyes was unequivocal.

"That is absolute nonsense," said Moyes. "I don't know what harder or tougher word I could say but that's as good as I've got."

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