David Moyes dismisses Robin van Persie exit rumours

David Moyes the Manchester United manager walks off the pitch following his team's 1-0 defeat during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on December 7, 2013
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David Moyes says that rumours about Robin van Persie putting in a transfer request are "absolute nonsense".

Manchester United manager David Moyes has dismissed claims that Robin van Persie wants to leave the club.

Football pundit Mark Lawrenson revealed during a recent interview that journalists had told him Van Persie put in a transfer request last week.

When asked about the rumours following United's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United, Moyes unequivocally stated that the Dutchman will not be leaving.

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

United are currently ninth in the Premier League table.

Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates as he scores their fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on May 19, 2013
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