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Departing Man Utd striker van Persie has no hard feelings

Robin van Persie insists he has no ill-feeling towards Manchester United.

The 31-year-old Dutch striker joined Turkish club Fenerbahce on a £4.8million deal on Tuesday but made it vehemently clear that there are no grudges towards manager Louis van Gaal or chief executive Ed Woodward after being allowed to leave Old Trafford.

"From my side, there are no hard feelings with how it went," he said.

"It's part of football, it's part of life. I had a good moment with the players the day before I came to Istanbul so that was special. Then you see that everyone really appreciated my time there - that was important for me.

"I highly appreciate the work of Ed Woodward, the CEO of Manchester United. The way he dealt with this transfer is from a high level, it's very classy.

"He proved he's a true gentleman in the way he dealt with the whole situation. Ed, if you're listening, thank you."

Van Persie joined United from Arsenal in 2012 and won the 2013 Premier League title with the Red Devils.

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