Robin Van Persie Manchester United
Robin Van Persie could be heading out of Old Trafford this summerReuters

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has admitted he is unsure about his future at Old Trafford, as he looks forward to the UEFA Euro 2016.

The Dutch international, who joined the Red Devils from Arsenal in 2012, revealed that he is looking forward to more first-team football to be in good shape for the European Championships next year, to be held in France.

"I must assess which direction at United is right for me," the 31-year-old goal-poacher told Dutch magazine Elf Voetbal.

"Next year there will be the European Championship and the tournament will play an important role in the future choice I make."

The all-time top scorer for the Netherlands with 49 goals, Van Persie also says that he considers the opinion of his family, with whom he is on a vacation with in Miami at the moment, as the most important.

"In France, I want to have a good tournament," Van Persie continued.

"But the most important is the desire and priorities of my wife and children. I am a family man. Whatever I do, my wife Bouchra, and my children Shaqueel and Dina Layla have to be happy.'

Van Persie also admits that despite finishing as the second topscorer for United last season, he is subject to criticism from his fans.

England intertnational Wayne Rooney scored 12 goals from 33 games in the Premier League in the 2014-15 season, while the Dutchman got on the scoresheet ten times, out of 27 games, in what was a injury-plagued season for him.

"I was second highest scorer, behind Wayne Rooney, with 10 goals. But people don't seem to accept this. I think that is deserved, because it says a lot that Wayne is top scorer with 12 goals.

"In all the other top teams, there is a minimum of one player who makes more than 25 goals over all competitions. Not at United. That's the reality and I feel responsible for that."

Van Persie has just a year left on his contract at Old Trafford and with seemingly no talk of an extension in the offing, he is being chased by a whole lot of clubs - from Lazio to Galatasaray, and Fenerbahce to Juventus.

He had stated many times that he was hurt to part ways with former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, after only one season. Incidentally, the 2012-13 season was the best ever for the Dutchman in the United boots as he notched up 30 goals in all competitions, and also lifted the Premier League title.

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