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Robin van Persie in the dark over Manchester United futureReuters

Robin van Persie says he is yet to speak to Manchester United about a new contract but admits he faces a potentially "difficult situation".

Van Persie, 31, has one year remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford but after a season where he has struggled with injury, doubt has emerged over his long-term future at the club.

After suffering an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in February, he would go on to start in just one more game following his return and failed to find the back of the net in a handful of other substitute appearances.

Having already signed Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven, United could be prepared to make further additions to their attack but Van Persie is not yet aware of what the club's plans are for him.

As quoted as saying by Dutch outlet AD, he said: "Rumours are plentiful. If I believe them, then some 35 new strikers will arrive. But I still have no news."

"It is a separate, difficult situation," he added, Goal also report. "A new situation is a better word. I have to think, in a realist way. This is a decision that I have to make. My ambition for the coming years is to play. If not, I'll make the best of the situation."

While his first season at Old Trafford was an unequivocal success, Van Persie has struggled for fitness in United's last two campaigns. His return of 10 goals this term has led to some believing his powers are on the wane.

The ex-Arsenal captain was not quite as dismissive over his first season under manager Louis van Gaal though, telling the newspaper: "Look, it is actually quite a compliment when people criticise you while only Wayne Rooney scored more often than I for Manchester United."