Robin van Persie LVG informed striker he will be sold at a golf event

Louis van Gaal in a recent interview has revealed the moment he told Robin van Persie that he won't be in his plans for next season

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  play Louis van Gaal said he inform Van Persie of his decision to let him go at a golf event (Veda Jo Jenkins/Rex Shutterstock)
  play Robin van Persie at the golf event on May 30, 2015 (Man Utd via Getty Images)
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New Fenerbahce signing Robin van Persie was informed of the end of his time at Manchester United has come to end at a gold event.

Louis van Gaal told Van Persie he was surplus to requirements at Manchester United's annual golf day at the end of last season.

The 31-year old has just signed a three-year-contract at Turkish club, Fenerbahce and Van Gaal in a press conference revealed the exact moment he told the striker that he won't be part of his plans for next season.

"I had the conversation at the end of the season, so he knew already what was coming," Van Gaal said.

"I told him in a conversation with him and we have to keep it like that.

"He knew that from the day we played golf, we spoke about the prospects of him at United."

  play Robin Van Persie has joined Fenerbahe on a three-year-deal (AP)


Van Gaal also spoke about Van Persie's new club, stating that the striker chose it wisely.

"I think he did a very good choice,' Van Gaal said.

"When I was (Holland) coach, I watched Fenerbahce because of (Dirk) Kuyt and I was always received in a very warm way.

"I think Robin will like it, to be in that warm club.

'I wish him all the best and I have also texted that to him."

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