Robin van Persie: 'I had no say in Louis van Gaal appointment'

Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
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Robin van Persie insists that he had no part to play in Manchester United's decision to appoint Louis van Gaal as manager.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has insisted that he had no part to play in the club's decision to appoint Louis van Gaal as manager.

The Red Devils' talisman, who holds a strong bond with the current Netherlands coach, was reportedly unhappy with life at Old Trafford under former manager David Moyes.

"No, the management of Manchester United did not ask me", the 30-year-old told Algemeen Dagblad. "But if they watched from a distance, they would know how we have been with each other.

"I have had two very pleasant years under him with the Oranje. He is very clear. I'm going to have a new process over the next two years with Van Gaal at my club. I'm really looking forward to it."

Van Gaal recently described Van Persie as being a "fantastic captain".

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal speaks to members of the media after the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013
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