Arsenal is making it hard for us to get Van Persie – Ferguson

by ‘Ifreke Inyang

Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson, has been left frustrated in the transfer market, as he seeks to bolster his squad, ahead of the new season. The Manchester United boss has already lost Hazard and Lucas Moura to Chelsea and PSG respectively, and is facing the possibility of not getting Arsenal captain, Robin van Persie.

“We have made a bid but Arsenal are trying to negotiate with other clubs. We just have to persevere and hope things come our way,” he replied when asked if there was any progress with the Dutch international.

“We have made a bid and they’ve been trying to negotiate with other clubs. We are trying our best but there is no progress at this moment in time. It’s difficult to say why they are operating in this way or know what their thoughts are because they are not giving anything away. We are not getting any breakthrough.

“I can’t give you any more information. We just have to persevere. We are trying our best and hopefully it will come our way but there’s no progress at this moment in time.”

Ferguson, who has only been able to bring in Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell, admitted he was left bewildered by how PSG snatched Moura, from under his nose.

“I find it amazing that a club can pay 45million euros for a 19-year-old boy. I think they have spent over 150million Euros in the last couple of months or so.They are trying to tell people they are here.

“The only deterrent to that is UEFA. I am sure Michel Platini will be concerned. It doesn’t  matter which country you are from, I’m sure he will be concerned by what’s happened recently.”



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