Robin van Persie has been unveiled as a Fenebahce player today, after completing his £4.8m transfer. The Dutchman had just one year remaining on his contract and has admitted today he knew that this season would be his last at Manchester United.

It was a situation where I could see it coming, if I’m really honest. I could get used to the idea for quite a bit. It was not a situation where it was just happening from day to day so I could get used to the situation – that is football. From my side, there are no hard feelings with how it went. 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.