Date: 9th August 2012 at 9:40am
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Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has revealed that his club`s pursuit of Arsenal captain Robin van Persie continues, with a second bid having been put down by the Old Trafford club.


Ferguson told the official Manchester United website, ‘We have made a bid and they’ve been trying to negotiate with other clubs,’ said Ferguson.


‘I don’t have a gut feeling on it at the moment, I must admit. We’re not getting any breakthrough with Arsenal. It’s difficult to say why they’re operating this way. I don’t know what their thoughts are because they’re not giving anything away.’


Arsenal not too keen on selling their top scorer and captain to a rival. Yes, of course. Very difficult to see why we`re operating in this way. It would appear that the admiration between United and van Persie is mutual, but Arsenal of course stand to disrupt this tricky trifecta. I`m sure Arsene Wenger would hack wildly at his testes with a rusty spoon than hand his captain over to Ferguson.


There again, van Persie can make himself a real pain in the arse for a year and then just go there for free next year if he wanted. It`s a tricky situation for sure. Personally, I favour a scorched earth policy. Arsene should e mail a picture of his arse to Fergie then have Vermaelen snap Robin in half in training. Or maybe sell him first then snap him? Either way, I`m cool. LD.